Belstaff showed off a coed collection that was packed with rough-edged, lived-in looking jackets and waxed leathers — all with a sexy Seventies feel.
Taking their cue from the 1971 motorcycle film “On Any Sunday,” which stars Steve McQueen, Belstaff designers Frederik Dyhr and Delphine Ninous riffed on riders’ personalized racing leathers and the era’s taste for experimentation with new dyes and patterns.
Leather jackets — many of them dual-gender styles — hugged the body and featured contrasting sleeves, argyle patterns and stripes, or stars dotted down the arms. Leathers came in black, caramel, burgundy, yellow, gray and white and were often patchworked together and made to look pre-used.
Never has this collection felt so raw, sporty and packed with covetable pieces. Dyhr himself was wearing a tobacco-colored waxed suede jacket from the collection that looked loved and lived-in.
The women’s jackets came with suede patches and quilted bits, while skinny leather trousers were embellished with zips. The collection also featured figure-hugging padded nylon and waxed cotton jackets — and denim ones with quilted patches and stars running down the sleeves.
Knits for men and women came skinny and ribbed or in sweatshirt form, a gray one was made from cotton cashmere with thick red piping around the cuffs and waistband. When the Belstaff bikers aren’t in the mood for leather or suede, they can turn to aviator jackets with a dry wax finish or lightweight cotton camouflage ones.