For her new Belstaff capsule collection, Liv Tyler chose to create the same tailored military coats and shearling-collared jackets worn by Amelia Earhart while she prepared for her first flight. “Amelia was the perfect inspiration: Besides wearing Belstaff back then, she was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic by herself and attempt to fly around the world,” Tyler told the Cut. “She was such a strong, powerful, intelligent, yet feminine, woman.”
As the brand’s ambassador and creative contributor, Tyler recently played Earhart herself in the collaborative short film Falling Up. She worked with Belstaff’s creative director Delphine Ninous to design bold, liberated looks for her debut collection with the label. The leather jackets and lace-up riding boots play with gender boundaries much like Earhart did, hovering between masculine and feminine silhouettes. “I wanted to create my essentials,” Tyler said. “Pieces that every woman would enjoy having in their wardrobe and can wear season after season.”
The line was released in Belstaff stores this week and is now available on belstaff.com. Tyler’s spring 2017 collection for the brand will show at London Fashion Week next month.