Focus: LCM SS16: BELSTAFF
The Belstaff spring/summer 2016 collection was inspired by the concept of the great British desert explorer, an intrepid and adventurous figure.
It is also motivated by the drive for discovery in the most hottest and unforgiving places in the world. The collection also follows through the translation Belstff history of supplying clothing to the British forces. Thus this collection was strongly influenced by the military and Belstff’s archive and heritages.
For this collection’s presentation, Belstaff has taken over Old Billgsgate Market with an breathtaking landmarks such as the iconic river Thames, overlooking Tower Bridge, London Bridge and The Shard. I must say, Belstaff has created the most British theme for this collection. Once you have entered to the venue, there was a desert jeep, bike and army tend serving Casablanca beer, mint tea ad kebabs, bring all the guest back to the camp.
As we have discovered, the SS16 collection developing a camouflage pattern that is hand-painted and unique to each piece, and a desert-terrain print inspired by old exploration maps. And of course, the iconic Belstff leather jackets was in this collection. Those leather jackets are made out of hybridisation of materials , trim and details for a two-tone effect which defines the Belstaff style. The leather and oil-suede taping is used extensively to provide contrast and texture, exemplified by the hand-waxed leather gilets. Another key element to this collection is the footwear – the desert boot and Chelsea boot, coming in a range of khaki and sand tones and replete with a leather sole, which reinforce the theme of the collection and maintaining the uniquely Belstaff style.
Overall, Belstaff has bought me back to the army camp with their unique style, I am looking forward to next season and have high exception…. no pressure there, Belstaff.
Belstaff LC:M Spring/Summer 2016 Presentation
14th June, 2015
Old Billingstate, London
Photo by: Angel Leung