It’s not just tattoos and dives to which bikers have culturally contributed. In fact, it’s probably leather that first comes to mind when presented with our bearded friends. And like most cultural movements, fashion has dipped into the biker trend.
Belstaff, quintessentially British and modelled by the inimitable David Beckham, is the ultimate in high-end biker magic.
The spring/summer 2014 collection of this fashion giant was launched in Manchester at their King Street store. Gin and Jag Events hosted the evening, while Cliche Model Management brought striking models posed as human mannequins to the party.
A fashionable crowd were treated to a private show of Wardrobe Essentials: must-have jackets complimented by a collection of casual tailoring and accessories.
No expense was spared, with the women’s shoe collection having been designed by a talent formerly of Jimmy Choo. And the catering? Where there’s expensive shoe designers, there’s cocktails and canapés, and this – of course – was no exception.
If all of this was not enough, the evening was treated to one final topping of caviar (these people don’t do glade cherries) with unseen prints of Steve McQueen – the epitome of high class biker.
76-80 King St, Manchester M2 4NH
Photography:Jo Scott-Aspray & Sam Pyatt
Makeup: Cassie Lomas
Hair: Trevor Sorbie