‘Introducing’ is the first capsule collection from Creative Director Sean Lehnhardt-Moore and carries a strong sense of Belstaff’s rich history – it’s almost a century since the company first began making clothes for men and women with adventurous spirits. It also draws on the innovation that dates back to the company’s very beginnings and remains as much a part of Belstaff’s DNA as iconic innovative design. The result is an inspiring collection that offers a glimpse of the shape of things to come.
Sean Lehnhardt-Moore says of the capsule, ‘I have dedicated a lot of time exploring our incredible archives - the brand has real functionality and design innovation at its core. There are so many iconic designs that still feel relevant and these have become the start of the ‘Introducing’ project. This capsule collection allows me to revisit some of our famous silhouettes and honour them, but through a modern lens for today.’
The capsule contains six pieces of striking men’s outerwear, including the Journey Jacket, the embodiment of craftsmanship, dependability and style. Taking inspiration from the fabric of panniers and travel bags of the late 1950s, the Journey Jacket is cut from densely woven cotton canvas to reduce snags and tears. Further reinforcements come in the shape of hand-waxed bridle leather binding.
Four spacious bellows pockets add practicality, as does the bi-swing back with a double-vent hem for ease of movement. Heavy laundering gives the jacket an easy-to-wear, broken-in feel.
The Weekender Jacket goes right back to Belstaff’s roots, when Founder Eli Belovitch first experimented with waterproof fabrics. It is crafted from water-repellent memory cloth and can stow away comfortably in a
The waist-length Cooper Jacket is cut from supple full-grain leather, with a nod to the Belstaff scooter jackets of the late 1950’s, it features a point collar and is lined in an archival plaid. The slim fitted Cooper Jacket is a modern take on a great Belstaff style.
The detachable merino wool shearling collar and onion-quilted lining add insulating warmth and flair, while the action back detail allows for a full range of motion.
Inspired by the design of a Belstaff shooting vest, the Hunter Vest boasts versatility and easy styling. Worn as either an outer- or mid-layer, it is diamond quilted in a water-repellent cloth and is insulated with a lightweight fill. A stand up, wind-cheating collar lined in corduroy or shearling adds style and comfort to protect from the elements.
Made from sturdy cotton and linen reverse twill with a fully seam-sealed and taped interior, this attention to detail is maintained throughout, with engine-turned horn buttons, an adjustable belt, and a deep-vented back allowing ease of movement.
With the concept of outfitting driving Lehnhardt-Moore’s design philosophy, a range of knitwear, scarves, jersey and shirting provide ideal layering options within the capsule. The perfectly considered knitwear ranges from lightweight wool cashmere blends for men and women, to textured winter waffle, fisherman rib and cable knits. Cotton shirts, crew neck jerseys and generously sized knitted scarves complete the capsule.
Outerwear prices start from £375 / €395 / $475 with knitwear from £140 / €150 / $180.
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