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London Collections Men: Belstaff AW16

Male model wearing the Belstaff AW16 range.

Each season the Belstaff collection centres on the brand’s sense of adventure. Steeped in history, Belstaff dates back to a 1920s Stoke on Trent, creating the first waxed cotton and all-weather motorcycle jackets that they would gain a worldwide reputation for.

For Spring/Summer ’16, Belstaff took us to the desert, harking back to the days of when Lawrence of Arabia sported the brand. For Autumn/Winter ‘16, Belstaff headed north with a collection designed for cold adventure riding – a journey on a request for freedom through rough terrains, snowy mountains and icy glaciers.

The collection was distinctly Belstaff, with looks that were biker-inspired – and some that definitely had old Star Wars influences – with pieces that have been designed to adapt to the ever-changing elements; think modular hoods and linings that regulate temperatures, layered outerwear and water-repellent fabrics.

A staple look was black leather biker trousers tucked into black heavy-duty lace-up boots and topped with black shearling aviator, parka or fur-trimmed wax jackets. Technical knitwear was also a big feature in this collection, continuing with the endurance adventure theme, while a contemporary reinterpretation of the camouflage graphic added print into the otherwise-neutral colour palette.

For AW16, Belstaff reintroduced the original motorcycling scarf in cashmere and merino, covering the models’ necks and faces, while the off-white Arctic duck down-filled all-in-one suit is perfect for the true extremist.

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Male model wearing the Belstaff AW16 range.

Male model wearing the Belstaff AW16 range.

Male models wearing the Belstaff AW16 range.

Male models wearing the Belstaff AW16 range.

Words and images by Angharad Jones



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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