February 11, 2013 New York
But the inkling wasn't binding. Despite recommitting to its own heritage, this collection actually found Cooper broadening his wares in ways not tried before. The expanded knitwear program was a good example. Yes, it maintained the moto touches, like reinforced elbow panels, that are Belstaff's bread and butter (or should that be oil and petrol?), but it also suggested a newfound ease. Throw a merino sweater on over one of Belstaff's new flounce skirts and high boots and you've got a look that's bike-ready without being bike-beholden.