Liv Tyler & Belstaff Capsule SS17

September 18, 2016  17:24  |  Fashion

Belstaff Capsule SS17 - SwO magazine

Photos: belstaff.co.uk

The English countryside at the end of the 60s, the rock’n’roll characters and the free-spirited women – Liv Tyler’s 2nd capsule for Belstaff. You will like this feminine and playful collection.

The palette reflects the summer countryside – taking a cue from Liv’s break-out film Stealing Beauty by Bertolucci. Soft tactility is at the heart of the collection, in a cropped leather biker with epaulettes (inspired by a blouson from Belstaff’s archive) to a sage-green suede skirt suit.  A four-pocket trench in structured cotton hints at Pallenberg’s style while a cape-like coat from Belstaff’s archive has been reinvented in a lightweight linen blend for a looser, more contemporary femininity.

Military influence is also visible in a 4-pocket trench and a cape, both water-repellent. Military buttons also feature in a striped knit and cropped regalia jacket.

The Amira bag from Liv’s AW16 capsule has proved so popular it’s been reproposed in suede and other colours.

Belstaff Capsule SS17 - SwO magazine

Across the Wilderness Belstaff SS17

Belstaff’s SS17 collection celebrates an epic 5,500-mile bike journey across America by the Van Buren sisters in 1916, who campaigned for women in the armed forces and paved the way for the female vote. This collection draws upon the military and moto-style apparel they wore while referencing the landscapes they crossed, alongside more feminine silhouettes. This year marks 100 years since the Van Burens’ trip.

4 looks from the Men’s SS17 collection were also included. To recreate the mood of the journey and the US wilderness, models were positioned in front of deserted plains scenes.

“Belstaff has always attracted and dressed daring and independent characters with a yearning to venture free – testing both theirs and the brand’s limits. The Van Buren sisters are a perfect example of this spirit, and this collection they’ve inspired delivers on the brand’s key attributes: protection, function and style – without compromising on femininity,” said Gavin Haig, Belstaff CEO.

Key pieces include cotton shirts and silk dresses with ruching – a feature throughout. Jerseys are moto-inspired; pants feature contrast red and white side stripes; knitwear is lightweight and feminine yet inspired by military undergarments. Belstaff introduces a hi-top trainer. Also there is going to be the first Belstaff eyewear collection launching Spring 2017.


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