subcultural sweep

Belstaff FW18
Fashion | 9 January 2018

Since her appointment in 2016 as creative director of Belstaff, french designer Delphine Ninous has found great success in modernising the near 100-year old brand. In her short tenure, Ninous has injected new life into its menswear and developed the womenswear division to equal standing.

The fusion of fashion and music was as at the core of this new collection with inspiration coming from British subcultures, in particular mods, punks, rockers and skins. This music theme carried over to the location of the presentation, Soho’s The Vinyl Factory, with guests entering through a vintage record shop into the industrial scaffolding set. A final nod was found in the casting with Lennon Gallagher, son of a certain monobrowed Oasis frontman, among the model line-up.

Red and black featured heavily, dominating the seventeen mens and womenswear looks. The iconic Belstaff four-pocket Trialmaster jacket (which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year) featured in fresh incarnations, including a mustard with patch detailing and a super snug looking tan shearling version. Another highlight was a classic leather jacket but with a grunge-y feel thanks to its contrasting bleach effect sleeves.

GALLERYBackstage at this show