Leather jacket slung over the shoulders, on the road to Camden Town

IKKS leather jacket

Get off the Eurostar. Check. Jump on the Northern Line. King’s Cross St Pancras, Euston, Mornington Crescent. Next stop, Camden Town ! This North London neighbourhood, with its air of revolution and freedom, is well known to rockers, hippies and vintage fans. From Blur to Madness via Amy Winehouse, Camden has always been and still is the coolest area of London for seeing the best live bands. Stroll along Regent’s Canal, which runs through the heart of Camden and its markets, where British girls sport vintage leathers and rock biker jackets.

The leather jacket: classic but not too sensible

In the late 70s, as the punk movement exploded, all rebels and people on the margins of society wore a biker jacket, wanting to look like their idols the Sex Pistols and their mesmerising bassist Sid Vicious. Everyone customised their leather jacket in their own way, expressing their individuality. The more patches, badges and studs the better.

But in 2018, leather jackets are no longer only for punks. Both modern and stylish, leather jackets come in contemporary cuts with details that make all the difference. This season, IKKS men’s and women’s leather jackets are both stylish and rock, teamed with slim-fit trousers and trainers for work or a flowery dress and boots for a folk look. To battle the famous London fog, try the IKKS 2-in-1 leather jacket with its hood and cotton fleece lining. It’s ultra-practical for going down Camden High Street. To liven up a simple outfit and give it character, try the quilted-effect leather biker jacket. In black and brown, it adds a rock vibe to any look. Are you ready to rock?