2001 Belted Aviator Blouson in Heavy Vintage Lamb Leather
Size IT 54 (unlabelled); men's XL / L.
MIU MIU men's leather jacket from A/W 2001. Made in Italy.
In very good used condition with pronounced colour variations.
This exceptionally rare jacket is from Miu Miu's elusive A/W 2001 collection, which was presented exclusively to buyers without a runway show. Its design illustrates the label's idiosyncratic vision where sartorial traditions, technical innovation and offbeat eclecticism are irreverently brought together to create garments that sit somewhere between classic and avant-garde.
The design is loosely based on mid-century USAAF aviator jackets such as the A2 and M422. The front has a chunky point collar and closes with concealed snap buttons. The waist features patch pockets with nicely proportioned flaps, while a double-sided belt with large buckles decorates the waistline. The belts give definition to the jacket's linear silhouette and can be used to adjust its width.
The jacket's materials are outstanding and worth a closer inspection. The shell is crafted from thick lamb leather in a striking burgundy/purple hue. Its thickness and weight give substance to the piece, while its surface has been treated to form graphic high-contrast fades. The interior is fully lined in coated polyester with padding that has been quilted to form a refined tonal check pattern. While the garment is not designed to be worn on the reverse, it is definitely well constructed enough to do so.