“Perfecting the perfecto” was Martin Cooper’s resort mantra, and probably words to live by while designing for Belstaff — the house history is in outfitting extreme sportsman. After Cooper reimagined the classic moto jacket in various colorways (a vivid red was new), textures, like an ultrasoft leather, and proportions, such as a midlength trench, he fleshed out the rest of the lineup with racing references. There were biker pants and great merino sweaters, but the main motif was a dot pattern culled from race-car drivers’ neckerchiefs in the Fifties and Sixties, worked on shirtdresses in red and black with leather details. The light fabrics and flippy skirts offered a soft contrast to the robust leathers.

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