It’s Official: This Is The Week Of David Beckham

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    You might have noticed that David Beckham is everywhere at the moment. From the premiere of his long-awaited documentary Into The Unknown and the launch of his campaign with Prince William to put an end to the trade of ivory and rhino horn to the release of his new capsule collection for Belstaff, the man is omnipresent.

    On Monday, Beckham and Prince William kicked off a new United For Wildlife campaign. And of course it had to have some sort of sports twist.

    Entitled #WhoseSideAreYouOn, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the illegal trade of outlawed animal products and is supported by fellow athletes including Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, cricketer Rahul Dravid, rugby world cup winner Francois Pienaar and basketball superstar Yao Ming.

    ‘Our children should not live in a world without elephants, tigers, lions and rhinos. Enough is enough,’ said Prince William on Monday. ‘It is time to choose between critically endangered species and the criminals who kill them for money.’

    Later that evening, the BBC aired David’s journey of discovery, Into the Unknown, which saw the former footballer and three of his closest friends go on a motorcycle trip from Rio de Janeiro into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest.

    Becks was decked out in rugged biker gear strikingly similar to the clothes from his capsule collection for Belstaff, which coincidentally launched online this morning.

    ‘Deciding to work with Belstaff was the easiest decision to make, as I already have a few vintage Belstaff classic jackets in my wardrobe. That, coupled with the fact I’m a biker, made it a perfect fit,’ Beckham told WWD. ‘My moto capsule collection is a reflection of what I wear day to day when I’m biking or relaxing. I buy a lot of vintage pieces and my collection reflects that feel. It all fits together and I wear every item in it.’

    May we suggest NOT wearing his £1125 leather jacket down the muddy trails of the Amazon?

    And, don’t worry, VB hasn’t been left by the wayside. She’s been busy in New York, as the guest of honour at an exclusive dinner party hosted by Net-A-Porter.  

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