COOPER EXIT: According to sources, Martin Cooper is exiting Belstaff, where he has been chief creative officer since 2011.
Cooper had joined the English outerwear brand to creatively spearhead its transformation after it was acquired by Labelux Group with additional investments by Harry Slatkin and Tommy Hilfiger. The designer had previously worked at Burberry Group, rising to vice president and design director for outerwear during his 16-year tenure.
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Cooper in mid-January in Milan presented the men’s collection, which was inspired by the 1965 International Six Day Trial race on the Isle of Man with strappy shearling leather coats, a claret parka lined with black shearling, and voluminous waxed motorcycle capes.