From the outside, it seemed like an ordinary underground car park. Later we found out that this car park, just opposite the Houses of Parliament was used for the 60’s classic TV series “the prisoner”. An interesting fact that together with an electric mix of artists, celebrities and media which attended the event made this presentation much more interesting. Walking into the Belstaff presentation for their AW15 collection “ton-up-boys” we first saw a line of motorcycles on the walkways and then we were greeted by models in a 50’s diner setting, which was a usual hang out for the ton up boys. A live rock band played in the background and models were hanging out: relaxing in chairs, drinking pints of Guinness and interacting with the crowd. The authenticity of the whole scenery only made the cloths stand out more.

London Collection: Men Belstaff AW15

Leather was a key feature of the collection- Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

Belstaff put their own iconic mark on the ton up boys look, taking this inspiration and giving it a 21st century twist- adding elements of wax cotton riding kit, with military surplus garments -strong threads in Belstaff’s heritage. Leather was a key feature of the collection, heavily studded leather jackets and ribbed leather trousers, with a 50’s touch in white socks that were styled on the models, often finished with a mohair jumper which came in an array of creams, blue and pale greys and a cotton turtle neck – a staple piece in the Belstaff collection. We also saw all-in-one red or monochrome biker suits that were paired with shearling lapelled leather jackets, with the Belstaff branding across the chest.

Everything played together perfectly, from the leather pieces to the soundtrack. The presentation had an undeniably British twist to it – which was a fine celebration to the brands British heritage and showed us that British style and biker Jacket can go well together. If there is a brand that can prove that it must be Belstaff.

London Collection: Men Belstaff AW15

British style and biker Jacket go well together – Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

London Collection: Men

All-in-one red biker suit. Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

50’s diner setting – Belstaff AW15, Photograph: Mike Rolls

Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

Turtle neck – a staple piece in the Belstaff collection – Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

Leather jacket with the Belstaff branding. Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

Shearling leather jacket – Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

Belstaff AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls

Model Oliver Cheshire wearing – AW15 Photograph: Mike Rolls