The collection from Belstaff was the first by Sean Lehnhardt-Moore, reflecting his love of the roots of the brand. This was a coming home in more ways than one, as the collection was shown at Belstaff House in Mayfair. AW19 was about ‘honouring the roots of Belstaff and exploring the incredible journey the brand has been on from the 1920s in the industrial north of England in Stoke-on-Trent – from outfitting early motorcyclists and aviators, and making uniforms – to today, ‘dressing our twenty-first century customers in evolved British designs that are built for life and dedicated to all those who love the spirit of adventure.’ Red was a new tone for the collection shown off spectacularly in the hooded Wing Jacket. We also saw the chestnut suede women’s Flight Jacket – named after the aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. The iconic Belstaff motorcycle jacket styles were reimagined in rinsed, dark denim, bringing them right up-to-date. A hybrid navy blue technical jacket combined nylon and wool Melton, fusing past codes with modern ones, offering a shearling trimmed hooded version for women. This had the perfect balance between nostalgia and the modern day, whilst remaining true to the quality of the brand.
Photos // Belstaff
Words // Christobelle Batchelor – Fashion Director