2015 has to be the year of Movie Blockbuster sequels, and it really does cover the whole of the spectrum. We have such movie “Classics” as Hotel Transylvania 2, The Transporter Refueled, Pitch Perfect 2, Ted 2, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (I seem to have missed the first one). Right the way through to Batman Vs Superman, Bond 24 aka Spectre, and of course the red letter day that is December 18th, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, first up is a Blockbuster of a Blockbuster is the heroic form of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron !!!! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes return to the big screen in the highly anticipated movie. As the synopsis foretells, “When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.”
Following months of collaboration with Academy Award-winning Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne, Matchless, the oldest British brand of motorcycles, clothing and accessories with the first product manufactured at the end of the 19th century, designed and supplied key pieces from their current collection for the Superheroes, which reflect the characters’ true personalities.
These heroes include Scarlett Johannson’s character ‘Black Widow’, Chris Evans’ Captain America, Jeremy Renner’s character Hawkeye and Nick Fury himself, played by Samuel L. Jackson. For Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Matchless created the ‘Captain Jacket’, a timeless blouson with two front pockets made of Matchless treated calf brown leather making it soft, strong and very resistant. For Hawkeye’s alter ego Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), the costume designer chose the classic Matchless ‘Osborne Ltd Edition Blouson’. This fitted leather blouson with its round collar is made in Matchless’s signature black calf leather, keeping our Super Hero cool at all times. For the ever cool commanding figure that is Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) the designer chose another contemporary Matchless design, which has now been renamed the ‘Fury Coat’ in the character’s honour. This classic 3⁄4 black jacket combines the lightly aged soft Nappa leather with treated wool fabric.
As the official luxury fashion partner, these signature Matchless pieces, as well as key garments and accessories inspired by the remaining Avengers characters, will be available to purchase through key Matchless stockists and the newly launched online Matchless Atelier heroes.matchlesslondon.com Each Matchless limited edition garment will be identifiable by the iconic Marvel’s Avengers hangtag and will carry the exclusive Matchless Avengers Passport, detailing the origin of the character and their Super Hero garment, surely a collectors Musthave.