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Belstaff SS15

December 1, 2014

Fashion | by Candid Magazine

Flashing back to the 1960s golden era of rock, the Belstaff Spring/Summer ’15 collection reflects the era of the British motor cafes, mixed with the fresh attitude of a rebellious youth. There is particular detail surrounding soft traditional knits and textures, combined with a sense of edgy and dangerous leathers to accentuate the risk-taking spirit of the collection.

Classic staple items, such as their iconic heritage wax cotton silhouettes have been injected with vintage pins and badges to express the rebellious attitude of the 1960s ‘mod’s and rockers’. Simple accessories, such as their paisley bandana prints keep the look sexy and effortless, with the pattern spread throughout the collection, featured on their traditional flyweight shirt jackets.

The collection could be interpreted as tough and gritty, with some pieces reflecting the attitudes of the aviation industry, highlighting the label’s history in speed and adventure. The soft leather texture of the Edison racing suit, combined with its gun-metal grey colour demonstrates the agility that the collection represents.

Belstaff’s British ethos and sense of adventure are kept within the colour palette of the collection; brushed khaki and ink black leathers highlight the earthy importance of the label, reflecting the endurance and performance qualities that inspired the collection itself.

Specific looks within the collection demonstrate Belstaff’s ethos and commitment to music, style and motor machinery that encompass this Spring Summer ’15 collection. Their traditional leather jacket has been updated through a palette of earthy browns, with black riveted studs, and a soft golden yellow for the sunnier season. Soft knits and ribbed sweaters soften the hard-edged look and detract from the density of their dark jeans in ink and oily blacks.

The traditional and authentic air of Belstaff is kept within their leather rucksacks, adorned with vintage badges and pins to reflect the inspiration behind the collection. There is an overarching feel of slick sexiness within Belstaff’s Spring Summer ’15 looks that ooze that sense of hot, sticky summer nights under the fire and intensity of 1960s rock music combined with the speed and excitement of traditional and classic British motor racing.

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Jessie Roseblade