Gorgeous leather in scarlet and black, a luxurious fox fur gilet — these are the pieces our Winter wardrobe dreams are made of. Belstaff's holiday campaign invites us to Dare the Night, and we plan to do just that by infusing their edgy opulence into our every ensemble. Versatile pieces, like the quilted Cheshire moto jacket, make for easy layering when embarking on an after-dark adventure. Pair the lambskin jacket with a cabernet-splashed python clutch for an audacious approach to a night out. Peruse some of our favorites from the luxe brand's holiday campaign below, then head to Belstaff.com for a true lesson in chic evening dressing.
It was bedlam on Bond Street last night as David Beckham joined Belstaff for the launch of London's new 3,500-square-foot store, Belstaff House. But the football star was there for more than a look at the evening's motorcycle parade — the event was also an opportunity to announce that David will front a global advertising campaign for Belstaff in Spring 2014.
Peter Lindberg will shoot the campaign, which will be inspired by Belstaff aficionado Steve McQueen. If these pictures of David opening the store last night in a Belstaff biker jacket are anything to go by, this is going to be one ad campaign we'll want to see in every magazine, much like David's recent H&M men's underwear campaign.
With a just a few months until the official start of Fall, Neiman Marcus is offering up its covetable shopping edit, highlighting the top runway trends of the season. Ready for the fashion forecast? Make note of luxurious lace embellishments, animal prints, sporty silhouettes, and tough details, along with bold red and purple hues. Get a head start on Fall and shop our top designer picks from Stella McCartney, Prada, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, and much more.
If your Resort trip involves a Vespa, this is the collection for you. Martin Cooper has delivered an undeniably sporty array of pieces, most of who are paired with an often-belted motorcycle jacket or vest — a signature piece of the brand.
Everything from the sleek silhouettes down to the largely gray, black, and beige color palette (with strong hits of red) speak to a roadster sensibility — one that conveys action and excitement above all else. Even the pieces with decidedly more conservative silhouettes, like a shift dress or a high-collar blouse, buzz with stripes or polka dots. Get ready to put the pedal to the metal.
Just like their trusty beanies, celebrities are loyal to their favorite outerwear during Winter. And each has been sporting unique styles to reflect their personal styles. Along with her navy Balenciaga coat, Katie Holmes has also been spotted in a double-breasted Isabel Marant coat, while Ashlee Simpson has been covering up in a puffer coat by Sandro and Sophia Bush in classic gray. If you're in need of a fabulous coat to keep you warm, step inside to draw inspiration from seven stylish celebs and their outerwear picks.
While promoting Breaking Dawn Part 2 in NYC, Kristen Stewart showed off her latest street style: a two-tone leather jacket by Belstaff and these Hudson cropped black tuxedo jeans ($198). The actress finished her casual-cool outfit with signature Keds sneakers and a basic black Joe's Jeans tank. Tuxedo jeans are all the rage right now, and we recommend investing in Kristen's exact pair because it's black on black and will go with everything in your wardrobe. Dress them down with sneakers like the actress did or dress them up with a pair of killer sandals or booties and a blazer. For an office-appropriate look, sport your tuxedo jeans with a silky white blouse and classic pumps.
Sarah Jessica Parker bundled up in a belted leather Belstaff jacket ($1,789) and toted a printed umbrella to combat a drizzly day while walking her kids to school in NYC. Leather jackets are a cool-weather staple, but we particularly love the intricate details of SJP's textured topper. The trendsetter worked her military-inspired jacket with cuffed skinny jeans, gray cap-toe flats, and her signature wrap sunglasses. Style her versatile topper with light denim and gray flats for a low-key look or pair it with this floral ASOS mini ($38) and black suede ankle booties for a cool-girl vibe. To get SJP's luxe look without breaking the bank, shop this belted Kenneth Cole leather jacket ($400) or this tan leather Max Studio topper ($298, originally $698).
Inspired by vintage travel cases, Martin Cooper portrayed the ultimate sense of utilitarian luxe for Belstaff's Spring '13 collection. It was all about breathing new life into the brand's classics as the designer remixed the classic Belstaff Trialmaster jacket in linen and stripes. The latter also found its way onto breezy shirt dresses and louche pants. Meanwhile, perforated leather jackets, tops, and skirts provided a luxurious (and breathable) option for wearing Spring's leather trend without having to sweat it out. "We’re exploring the feminine side of the brand,” said Cooper. That said, he came, he sought, and he conquered.
- Trends: Utilitarian, shirt dresses, perforated leather, jacquard.
- Colors: White, gray, brown, military green, cardamom, bronze, egg shell.
- Key Piece: The striped heritage Speedmaster jacket paired with a matching skirt.
- Accessories: Suede and linen ankle wrap wedges with zipper detailing.
- Who Should Wear It: The short suits and silky shirt dresses has Zoe Saldana's name written all over it.
"The idea for the stripes actually came from the ones you see on vintage luggage and old travel cases," said Martin Cooper of the decorations in his travel-themed Spring 2013 collection for Belstaff, the second offering since the brand's relaunch earlier this year. "I just love the romanticism things like that evoke."
But this collection didn't just evoke the glamorous feeling of traveling in the past, it re-created it. Cooper dug deep into the Belstaff archives, dusted off its classic Trialmaster jacket and updated it with stripes and a more feminine shape. He affixed silk jumpsuits with with leather accents and toughened up shirtdresses with brass snap buttons. Some of the looks came down the runway with generously sized bags that could serve as carry-on luggage in a pinch, which helped reinforce the feeling that the Belstaff woman has places to go.