Belstaff ss16 Menswear Collection “Desert Explorers”
As the classic British brand expands its reach into Asia (South Korea, China and Japan), the SS16 collection harks back to its traditional British heritage and draws on the colonial styles inherent to its heritage supplying the British army and intrepid explorers like Lawrence of Arabia.
The clear military references can be seen throughout the collection, from the Desert Rat inspired khaki jackets with big “practical” pockets, to the parachute inspired taping details.
As well as clothing explorers in the past, the brand continues the tradition by partnering with the understatedly sexy Levison Wood of Walking the Nile, with whom Belstaff have designed a customised jacket for the modern day explorer.
To suit the warmer climes of the new Asian markets, the Spring/Summer collection is lighter and fresher than their signature jackets. White denim jeans and technical nylon jackets suit the more metropolitan explorer, with a masculine sporty look.
Finally, the attention to detail in the patterning must be noted, with hand painted camouflage pattern, and prints of old British maps.
Written By Emma Sorrell
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