Fashion News: There’s Some Changes At Belstaff

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Belstaff Fall 2016 Menswear.

Another week and more changes in the fashion industry. I don’t think we could go a week without getting news about changes or a shake-up in the industry.

This go ’round, the changes are at British brand Belstaff.

Frederik Dyhr, head of menswear at Belstaff, has stepped down from his role to pursue “new opportunities” effective immediately.

The brand’s current head of womenswear Delphine Ninous has been named collection creative director, overseeing both men’s and women’s lines, following the resignation of menswear designer Dyhr. Ninous will also oversee other categories in the company’s portfolio, as part of a wider plan to streamline the creative team.

The move allows the company to accelerate its strategy to create more cohesion between its women and menswear segments and further develop its expansion plans,” chief executive Gavin Haig told BoF.

“Appointing Delphine is within our strategy to accelerate and to have a very singular pair of eyes across all of the collection development,” Haig said.

“By having a single design head, I think that can go faster and can be more cohesive,” he continued, adding that he was considering combining both women and menswear into one show next year following in the steps of other brands like Bottega Veneta, Public School, Burberry and Gucci.

Ninous joined the Belstaff in October 2014 and has been responsible for overseeing the company’s womenswear collections. She was formerly design director at Paul & Joe, and has worked for brands like Isabel Marant, Comptoir des Contonniers and Diane Von Furstenberg.

Belstaff was founded in 1924 by Eli Belovitch and his son-in-law Harry Grosberg in Longton, Staffordshire. It was acquired in 2011 by the holding company JAB Group, which is owned by billionaire German industrialists the Reimann family and also has investments in Jimmy Choo and Bally.


Belstaff Fall 2016 Ready To Wear.

Photos Credit: Rory Payne | Belstaff 

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