Here at Robinsons, we recently became one of just a handful of Official Belstaff Stockists in the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire region. As the brand new AW15 collection hits our rails, we took a closer look at the inspiration behind the outfits, where it was a case of fashion taking flight in honour of Belstaff’s ‘first ladies’ Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson.
The influence of newly-enrolled designer Delphine Ninous was clear in her first collection for the brand, with pieces embodying the same relaxed ‘off-duty’ aesthetic we saw during her time with previous label, Isabel Marant. The utilitarian feel of the collection came courtesy of heavy boots, oversize pea coats and thick black leather. Masculine and feminine aspects worked together for new season Belstaff, with floaty chiffon and softest mohair worn with oversized parkas and waxed cotton jackets.
Leather, rabbit fur and shearling were the fabrics of choice, with the heavy collared aviator jackets reflecting the sense of adventure shared by the collection’s muses, Earhart and Johnson. Functional fabrics keep the collection wearable for everyday – think waxed cotton, nylon and leather, in shades of black, grey and khaki.