The brand generally exposes obvious intra-gender affinities running between Belstaff women’s and men’s collections. This season is no different as every piece from the outerwear category—biker leathers; upsized MA-1s; cinched-in M-65s; and Belstaff’s own Rider, Pathmaster, and Roadmaster jackets, as well as an interesting hybrid of alpine down and Donkey jacket, plus a trucker—was drawn from the masculine canon.
The heritage of the English outerwear brand becomes the protagonist in this Belstaff Pre-Fall 2016 collection. Precise cuts and military accents highlight a new silhouette built on volumes and layers. New versions of the classic biker and field jackets are combined with baggy trousers with contrasting stripes, denim jackets embellished with studs and large hoods in coated fabrics.
Belstaff refines their fabrication, finessing their silhouettes, then finally modifying their motifs and hardware. High-volume, low-weight knits featured fringing patterned to evoke the bikers’ lines. The silhouette is built on overlapping and contrasting volumes: the suede blouse is worn with a mini biker jacket and a maxi coat, the light chiffon dress with a duvet jacket, flare trousers with the super fit biker jacket, the “rubberized” cape with the knitted dress.
The color palette is soft and earthy with military green, white, black, beige, blue and burgundy to set the tone.