Liv Tyler looked to her own life for inspiration for her Belstaff capsule collection debuting at London Fashion Week.
The floral and feminine looks created for the fashion label recalls the late 1960s English countryside and early 1970s rock and roll style of free-spirited women like Anita Pallenberg, Marianne Faithful and Patti Boyd. Tyler drew upon her own experiences for the collection.
“‘Stealing Beauty’ was actually a big inspiration with the sort of grasses and the colours and the youthful, very feminine, blossoming idea,” Tyler says, referring to her 1996 Italian-set romance film ahead of the capsule’s runway debut. The polka dots, floral patterns and earth tones of the collection are topped off with Belstaff’s military archive pieces with touches of leather and denim.
“This had a sort of Beatnik-y, kind of Bohemian feeling to it. We wanted to do something that was very feminine with some soft touches, but that had something strong and masculine about it, too,” she says of the rock and roll edge the leather jackets and military inspiration brings to the collection.
“My dad, I love to raid his coat closet especially,” Tyler says of her dad, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. “I’m quite tall. I’m 5-feet-10 inches and my shoulders are quite broad, so I can carry a men’s jacket and I always liked that look.”
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