Monday, 20 February 2012

Belstaff Fall Winter 2012


dropped by the belstaff fall winter 2012 presentation held during london fashion week yesterday. the heritage company which most would associate with tough biker jackets, took it's latest collection on a new route by reworking some of their iconic pieces in really luxurious materials. i had to do a double take on the above mannequin, the hourglass shape and structured leather trench seems a little misleading at first, by then the models came out in fives, and it really brought the whole look to life.


love the opening looks. i think it's really clever that they stuck to the original designs but updated the fits to make it more modern. the luxurious use of smooth and structured leather adds to the toughness of the jackets they are known for.


it's pretty common within womenswear to add a leather jacket to a floaty dress to toughen it up. i love how they styled it with a cashmere knitwear to soften the look. loving the play of contrast.



quite possibly the pièces de ré·sis·tance: the matt finished crocodile leather jackets. i don't think we'll find many biker boys in these seriously delectable jackets, but how modern do they look? really lovely proportions and styling.


more luxurious leather, this time in shearling.


it's clement chabernaud!!


in keeping with the heritage and authenticity, the utterly luxurious outerwear were paired with long biker boots and leather trousers but in equally lush materials.


finishing off nicely, the "dorchester" weekender in the most gorgeous brown crocodile leather. the biker boys sure cleaned up well. are you loving the new direction for belstaff?

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10 comments:

  1. I do like the collection - though I think you need the balance of fresh-faced models to prevent the all-out luxury of the textures to overwhelm things. Great proportions and cuts, and gorgeous colours: I guess it moves them away from the battered British authenticity they had been aiming at a bit, towards the Vukmirovic/Trussardi and Bailey/Prorsum zone of a more international, sleeker appeal.

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    1. i agree with you. i love the move towards the new direction, from what i hear from twitter and on the venue, people were comparing it to Prorsum too. but i agree with you on the vukmirovic/trussardi front.

      very sleek and vert expensive belstaff indeed.

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  2. The materials are good and very well done.

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  3. I love everything about this. Agree that it reminds me of Prorsum though.

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  4. I love everything you posted! the coats r awesome and yes, it looks quite burberry-sh! :D
    can't believe u've seen jeremy young, I love that guy :P

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  5. They also remember me of Hermès... at least the crocodile jackets. Saw one in Paris (of Hermès): such a great leather! Wonderful... :)

    Matteo
    gira(stile)mondo

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  6. A kind of Trussardi by Milan combined with some Bottega Veneta!
    But, what a collection! It's visually perfect. The military theme is always working. CROCODILE BIKER JACKET=LOVE! I just can't live without it. It's just beyond beautiful.

    Even if i think it looks good, to me the leather pant=Fashion people.

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  7. hey a lil bit off topic...but with H&M's Marni collection coming up...looking to get a few pieces...I usually wear a size L but am a size M in H&M tees...wondering if their shirts fit true to size for you or are they vanity sized?

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    1. hi, i've not seen the clothes up close so i can't really say. but based on my experience of previous collabs, the sizes are the same as usual H&M sizes. so if you are looking to buy online, i would say go with your usual H&M size.

      hope you get some nice pieces!

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  8. i'm no fan of tough biker jackets and croc skin but when the cut is softened like this, it takes the jackets to a whole new perspective. it's like a biker jacket for a more refined and sophisticated demographics.

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what's he wearing?