Belstaff's new collection is all about no frontiers or limitations
Rebecca has been working closely with the clothing brand Belstaff over the past few months and their latest collection is surprisingly apt. It focuses on the concept of a woman taking off into a natural realm with no frontiers or limitations. This freedom works nicely alongside the image of a strong, female racing driver, don't you think?
The collection centres around outerwear that's full of texture, volume and length. As the AW15 season approaches there's plenty of opportunity for fur and shearling to contribute to the layers and detail of the collection.
Prints are ever-popular throughout both spring/summer and autumn/winter and Belstaff uses these to bring a softness and femininity to its clothing. When combined with bold jacquards and plenty of leather, softer floral prints balance everything out and add to the natural world theme that runs through the AW15 collection.
As far as tailoring goes, Belstaff is trying something different with dresses in shapes that are new to the brand. There's a beautiful wrap dress that is distinctly feminine but can be dressed up with a leather jacket that has a worn, almost masculine look to it.
The Belstaff tailoring is a nice contrast to the oversized outerwear and there's an element of the retro that you'll see in a number of items, especially when it comes to the pleated trousers that have a lovely 1930s shape.
Once again, knitwear plays with texture and tactility. Cashmere, mohair and textural wool combine with unique stitch patterns that are inspired by biker elements. This adds even more interest to a textured, layered look.
Finally, footwear for AW15 focuses on biker and combat styles, often with buckle or shearling details. This again adds to the tough look Belstaff is so well known for without sacrificing those feminine details.