At PROJECT Las Vegas, the Britons behind Bellfield brought a streetwear collection that doubled-down boldly on bold patterns. We respect the gamble, and respect the mindset of the dude willing to risk his whole look for a big sartorial payout. (Can you tell we just got back from Vegas?)
Of the myriad eye-catchers on display at the Anglo-Saxon streetwear heavy’s booth, we were especially piqued by these three:
Desert palm frond camo: Applied to pieces including tailored shorts, a dope MA-1 jacket, and a basic tan canvas backpack, this derivative print underscores just how versatile camo can be. Dark brown, copper, and light tan intermingle in a jumble of fronds for a really jagged, textured effect.
Victorian wallpaper: Not really sure what else to call this. The tesselated toile patterns that turned up on crewnecks, hoodies, and lightweight jackets reminded us of something you’d find on Miss Havisham’s walls, if Miss Havisham was some OG streetwear head who dug color-pops and layer pieces. So yeah — that analogy kinda got away from us.
Paisley: Considering the vegetable-droplet motif rose to prominence in the one-time British colony of India, it’s practically in Bellfield’s pedigree to go back to the paisley reserves. We were stoked to see that the brand didn’t lay-up, though — from a truly badass Compton-ready bandana crewneck, to the subtle faded-eggplant print on the reversible varsity, the paisley pieces were largely innovative & refreshing.
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