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Ayler Young is scouring the markets of Paris and Milan for the ultimate in outerwear.
By: Hannah Baxter
Photography: Alec Kugler
We’ve all experienced those exhilarating attempts at uncovering the *perfect* vintage CHANEL jacket from the depths of a vintage shop—a one-of-a-kind treasure that fits like a dream and goes with everything from ripped jeans to evening wear. A scenario like that is real only in a fashion wonderland, but in the real world you more often than not end up frustrated and jacketless, sipping tequila sodas with your shopping buddies, trying to forget the struggle. Ayler Young understands the hunt and has vowed to take over from here on out.
His Philip Ayler label is a limited-edition line of his-and-hers bomber jackets made from fabric that is more often associated with the coats walking down a Parisian runway than swathing an L.A. pop star. A former musician turned entrepreneur-slash-new designer, Young has quickly become an indie fashion star, with everyone from Gigi Hadid to Steven Tyler scooping up his bombers. He sources vintage material, like CHANEL bouclés and vivid silks, for his couture-like creations, reworking the standard oversized bomber fit into a slimmer, more modern silhouette. And then he adds surprise details like a hidden sleeve pocket and a reversible lining. With a background that spans everything from developing eco-friendly camping equipment to launching a burlesque club in New York City (no, really), of course it’s a guy like him who would think to make the season’s It jacket in the most timeless fabrics. Talk about a genius equation.
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