Belstaff Collaboration With Blackhorse Lane Ateliers
Belstaff released their new collaboration project with London-based atelier Blackhorse Lane Ateliers. Together they created a full denim look for both women as men.
About Blackhorse Lane Ateliers
Blackhorse Lane Ateliers started in April 2016 by its founder Han Ates. With his more than 25 years of experience in the textile industry he’s making together with his crew world-class denim. Everything is made locally in their own atelier using the finest materials. Their atelier is based in a renovated factory building in East London that dates back to the 1920s.
The Collection Pieces
This collaboration collection contains five classic items as the Marilyn Jacket, Marilyn Jean, Union Jacket, Union Jean, and the Union Bag.
The women’s Marilyn jacket is a remake of the classic Trucker style adding a feminine fit, and the Marilyn jean is a high-rise, tapered leg silhouette. The men’s Union jacket, also a Trucker silhouette, and the Union jean, a mid-rise, straight leg silhouette with a selvedge outside leg seam.
The fifth item in the collaboration collection, the unisex Union bag, includes a natural herringbone pocket with a natural cotton webbing shoulder strap and zip closure.
The collection is made with the finest details as copper rivets, co-branded buttons, natural herringbone internal waistbands, and cognac leather patches with dual branding. They used one of Belstaff’s oldest logos, the Bell and Staff graphic, combined with the Blackhorse Lane Atelier’s logo. The jacket and jeans feature both a pocket flasher that references a heritage Belstaff swing-tag from the 1950s.
The Selvedge Fabric
The collab collection is made with 14oz redline selvedge fabric from the ISKO mill. As the world’s leading denim brand, ISKO’s patented technologies have revolutionised the denim industry. The company uses environmentally friendly processes and production techniques. The denim’s carbon footprint is low as it is milled very close to where it’s grown. It is then produced on shuttle looms from the 1960s, creating the best quality fabric, with this focus on craftsmanship and quality continued by the atelier.
Over time the items are getting a personal touch as the unwashed fabric will shape to its wearer, and will show all the charactistics and the behaviour from the owner. This will make each item an 0ne-of-a-kind in the end.
Belstaff’s Creative Director, Sean Lehnhardt-Moore Says Of The Collaboration
“Belstaff is proud to work with Blackhorse Lane Ateliers in London on an exciting new range of selvedge denim. Tailoring innovation meets heritage construction with a focus on style, sustainability and unmatched quality. We too believe their jeans, jackets and bags are the some of the best in class and we are excited about this union.”
Video About The Collaboration
Hans Ates from Blackhorse Lane Ateliers about their collaboration with Bellstaff.