BELSTAFF x SOPHNET AW18 CAPSULE COLLECTION LAUNCH
Autumn Winter 18 sees modern British heritage brand Belstaff continue its ongoing partnership with cult Japanese street wear label SOPHNET. for the fourth limited edition capsule collection.
Belstaff is steeped in its spirit of adventure having created clothing for pioneers in motorsports, aviation and exploration since its birth in 1924. SOPHNET. the popular street-wear brand take inspiration from music, art and street culture adding a different take on the Belstaff collections. The fourth capsule takes influence from the Belstaff Autumn Winter 18 main line collection, ‘Made In UK’ as well English youth subcultures including mods, skin heads, punk and rockers. These inspirations can be seen within the collection through colour, shapes and silhouettes.
Mr. Hirofumi Kiyonaga, SOPHNET. Founder, President and Head of Creative Direction was influenced by Belstaff archive pieces but added the SOPHNET. spin including camo print linings and use of the Phonix logo in street style silhouettes. The collection includes:
With a silhouette inspired by military parkas and the iconic Belstaff four-pocket design, the Galston is a lightweight nylon parka making the typically winter style more transeasonal. The Galston features colour blocking at the back with a bold camo inner, adding to the modernity.
The Martock Parka takes influence from the mountain jacket and is available in more urban colour ways of black, khaki and navy. Made for cold weather, the lightness of the fabric makes the Martock a versatile parka suitable for everyday use. The camo print lining links direct back to military influence, which was taken from the Belstaff Archive.
Made from soft lambskin leather, the Harden jacket is a modern interpretation of the perfecto silhouette used in Belstaff moto heritage. Features include colour blocking under the collar and zip on both sleeves, as well as an asymmetric zip front and multiple pockets.
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This track jacket and complimenting jersey pants have been updated to a more contemporary silhouette, whilst keeping the retro mood with bright colours and contrasting accesnts. The Belstaff Pheonix is also repeated several times on each sleeve.
Continuing the themse of 60s English youth subcultures, the Brownstone top incorporated a bold pattern with bright colours and large Belstaff and SOPHNET. branding on each sleeve, in keeping with modern day street wear.
A classic scarf design, available in bold colourways, matching the capsule collection inspirations. The style also takes inspiration from football scarf designs, worn by supporters.
The collection is available globally at Belstaff stores, online and with select retail partners from September 18.
Prices from £120/€125/$150/$185
Belstaff is a modern British heritage brand steeped in the spirit of adventure, protecting independent spirits to venture free. In Belstaff, the fearless explorer and the stylish alike will discover clothing for a contemporary lifestyle influenced by Belstaff’s rich 94 year history, yet firmly rooted in the present and forever forward-looking.
Belstaff is headquartered in London and showrooms reside there and in New York, Milan and Munich. Belstaff is currently sold through its flagship on New Bond Street, and fifteen stores in Europe, the United States and Asia, through select wholesale distribution worldwide and on www.belstaff.com