Understanding the classic motorcycle jacket as a pillar of strength, resolve and self-assertion, BOOKER was founded by Jameelah Booker in New York in 2012 to focus on limited runs of bold, high-quality leather jackets for women. Each piece is built out of an innovative, hand-sewn approach featuring high-quality domestic leather, metal and zip details. BOOKER considers the cultural lineage of the leather jacket transcribed into a confident, bold staple of contemporary women’s wear that merges industrial form with primal femininity.
Taking her cue from transitioning away from the streets of New York to the natural landscapes of Southern California, Jameelah Booker’s SS17 collection considers qualities of brightness in her Spring collection of motorcycle jackets. Introducing five new styles to the BOOKER line, the SS17 collection is fully colored in smoke white and features structural details characteristic of all jackets in the BOOKER line. Exaggerated shoulders feature in the Night Crawler and Sinister jackets, while City Scape and the BOOKER Super Classic are designed with a highwaisted back typical of many moto jackets. Specifically designed and considered by fit, the collection includes broad, tapered and slim-fitted pieces that are appropriate for a range of casual, everyday and formal occasions, as well as riding off straddling a bike. In focusing on the collision between the brightness of nature and the traditionally dark tone of the leather jacket, the BOOKER SS17 collection is rooted in a woman’s potential to be strong, independent and fearless.