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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:

GALSTON BXS
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.

MARTOCK BXS
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.

HARDEN BXS
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.

WENSLEY BXS & DEEPDALE BXS
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.

BROWNSTONE BXS
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.

CLAUGHTON BXS
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

ABOUT BELSTAFF:

For close to a century Belstaff has been making clothes for men and women who want a bit more from life, to push the limits.

With heritage of technical innovation rooted in the north of England, the company started life by kitting out some of the most daring people the world has seen. Our iconic jackets had the back of everyone from aviator Amy Johnson to adventurer TE Lawrence and revolutionary Che Guevara. We still make those jackets today - and we still kit out some of the world's most questing individuals - but we are much more besides.

Technically excellent, beautifully crafter British design and know-how - this is at the heart of what we do. Our clothes and accessories are beyond fashion but always in style, innately cool, appealing to men and women who are used to going the extra mile and living life on their own terms. Our clothes range from robust, high performance wear for the most exacting of conditions to perfectly judged pieces for more everyday adventures.

Whether around the town, trekking across the world or flying off for a long weekend, Belstaff has the clothes, the boots and the bags to take you there.

Rigorously designed, effortlessly good-looking and built for life: Belstaff is for people who don't think getting dressed is the most important thing they'll do that day.

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