Think of this coming weekend in London as a Double Hitter Twelfth Night. Both to celebrate the epiphany and kick off London Fashion Week Men’s, a four-day feast of some 50 events - shows; presentations; and lock-ins.
Belstaff's new owner Ineos is one of Britain's lowest-profile but largest companies and its previous fashion links were non-existent. But it has the deep pockets and dynamic management the brand wants.
In a joint campaign, the British Fashion Council (BFC), Vivienne Westwood and The Mayor of London are reaching out to fashion brands to commit to switch to a green energy supplier by 2020 for a safer future.
Belstaff is to launch two new retail spaces in the coming month, continuing its global expansion in key markets with one store that underscores its focus on Japan and another that will be its first standalone in Canada.
First there was a report that Renzo Rosso's OTB Group had tabled a bid for Belstaff, then came a denial. But whether the bid happened or not, it has shone a powerful spotlight on the UK heritage brand.