To time with awards season, Belstaff is celebrating Hollywood’s most iconic rebels with the launch of a newspaper and a collection of film-inspired jackets in store.
Kevin Maher, film critic of The Times, has selected and written about 21 of the silver screen’s best known and loved rebels, most of whom have worn Belstaff on and off the screen.
Belstaff has always embraced the spirit of adventure, which this selection of acclaimed actors and actresses represent both on film and in real life. From Marlon Brando to Angelina Jolie, Belstaff celebrates those who have forged their own path in film and have changed attitudes – and fashion – forever.
Many of the Belstaff jackets worn, in what have now become iconic movies, are available today to buy just as they were, or have been updated or inspired a new product. As the iconic rebels that wore them are celebrated, so too are the jackets, which will be picked out with special Hollywood Rebels’ swing tags in store.
From Belstaff’s instantly recognisable four pocket style, that Brad Pitt wore on his bike in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (the Panther) to the more moto-inspired perfecto worn by Shia LaBeouf as Indiana Jones’ son in The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (the Phoenix), to Will Smith’s jacket in post-apocalyptic flick I am Legend.
During the month of February, Belstaff windows will display some of the original archive jackets made for these and other films, such as the one for Leonardo DiCaprio in Academy Award-winner The Aviator, for which Belstaff outfitted some of the cast.
The limited edition (run of 1000) print newspaper can be picked up in Belstaff stores and via some wholesale channels, and all Belstaff online orders through the rest of the month will be delivered with an issue.
The paper’s content will also live on the Belstaff website within the Hollywood Rebels channel, where it will be joined by other articles by noteworthy opinion formers, on such rebellious topics as leather trousers and rebel girl style, with further content drip-feeding in until the end of March 2015.
Belstaff is also running an online competition in celebration of the rebel spirit: those who visit the site are in with a chance of winning a vintage Belstaff jacket inspired by James Dean, plus a £1,000 shopping spree at a Belstaff store.
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