In the centre of Soho this season Belstaff invited you to into the old school Vinyl Factory for their Autumn Winter presentation. A simply constructed industrial scaffold structure elevated models at different levels as well as supporting the suspension of some of Belstaff’s most treasured archives from the last 70 years. This season reflected heavily on previous Belstaff work and historical and cultural movements from within this time, particularly looking at the relationship between music and fashion.
As a mixed collection each look transpired from the last smoothly, with great attention to detail from thermoregulation textile development to subtle side zip tailored jogger detailing. Highlights from the collection featured full length long rider coat in a waxy leather, black and red striped 70’s inspired punk knitwear and leather bomber jackets with 60’s military referencing which peered through on external rubberised name/information tag labelling. Muted monochromatic tones and bursts of reds seemed to be the choice of many designers this season, but with clean cuts and precision, it worked entirely in the brands favour. Belstaff maintained its easily wearable intentions and strict attention to detail not for the look but within every garment. A great chance to show the heritage of the brand off this season.
Words: Maz Smith
Images: Sanne Glasbergen