17 January 2018

Belstaff AW18 collection at London Fashion Week Men's

Delphine Ninous, Belstaff's Creative Director, found her seasonal inspiration looking into English subcultures: “I started looking at youth movements since the 1950s, referencing the vitality and energy of sub-cultures such as the mods, punks, rockers and skins, who all in very different ways sought to express an inter-generational clash though music and fashion. As I discovered through the Archive many were wearing our iconic jackets and customising them. This season these themes are played out in our iconic silhouettes such as the field jacket, parka, biker and bomber. We wanted to celebrate our heritage but also shine a light on our spirit of innovation whilst remaining modern and looking to our future.”

Waved Cotton Belstaff’s heritage silhouettes have all been updated for AW18 in a palette of deep hues including earthy greens, muddy blues, oxblood and copper. 

New for this season is a tumbled coated cotton that creates a graphite effect with a barely there sparkle in Harrington, Rebel Motorbike and Trialmaster silhouettes.Detail patches usually seen on the inside of army jackets now appear stitched on the exterior, alongside reflective taping. The lining directly references the red check from the punk era to evoke a sense of customisation and individuality. This group of jackets will be made entirely in the UK

 Belstaff continues to evolve the parka style - Both long and short styles come with coyote fur or shearling-lined hoods, while a deep-winter version affords extra protection and warmth in the way of wadding.

 ‘Explorer’ versions in a bold red and orange and filled with a heavy down offer excellent functionality, while a more fashion-focused style for men features a coat with a graphic matt-black diagonal bonding stripe and a short removable parka lining.

 Bombers are a key genre this season and as such have been further expanded with new styles in leather, shearling, along with more technical lightweight nylon.

 A padded bomber with contrast orange lining evokes the classic military bomber styles of the 1960s which were widely appropriated by Britain’s youth cultures who repurposed them from Army surplus stores

 A leather moto jacket comes with painted white sleeves, white zippers and red lining, referencing the customisation of punk movements..

Rich, warm shearling has been applied to all of Belstaff’s classic silhouettes together with a new four-pocket silhouette.

 A real showpiece is the; mid-length shearling jacket in a deep olive green with black bonded taping details on the shoulders that completely reverses to show a rich shearling fur exterior

Sportswear and Jersey -  a continuation of the SS18 tracksuit style sees more muted autumnal hues with updated piping details. Men’s jersey comes with rubberised logo elements in a neoprene-style fabric. T-shirts with graphic prints inspired by music bands of the era.

Footwear -  military styles dominate - a  rugged black combat style adorned with contrasting white laces.,

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