Trends begin, they evolve, and then they fade or simply become a standard. a trend that hasn't been able to be much more than a blip on the radar while in the shadow of military fashion. The trend? Biker chic.
Take Burberry who, with little ceremony, dwindled the military motifs that they've been known for of late down to a few select elements in their S/S 2011 collection. Much of the rest of the collection was biker inspired and infused, so much so that the collection is named Heritage Biker. you can look to spring 2010's colour trends, specifically those for leather, for inspiration.
Two-toned leather motorcycle jacket from Burberry
Leather skirt with bike chic detailing from Burberry
Silver motorcycle jacket from Burberry
Quilted motorcycle jacket from Burberry
You may think of biker pants as anything skin tight and black. But again, that's not necessarily so in 2011. Christopher Bailey's leather motorcycle pants for Burberry can grab attention just as well in neutral tones, with mesh side-panels and an exposed, feature zip. As with other elements of the bike chic trend it's all about the detail, and last season's plain leather leggings won't quite cut it. Panels, quilting and padding, and zips all add to the tough yet ultra-slick and modern feel of the neo biker pant, while other thick, skin-hugging materials like neoprene can also work as an alternative to leather.