Barbour x White Mountaineering Launch First Autumn/Winter Collection
In the first collaborative Autumn Winter collection, the Barbour x White Mountaineering collection focuses on combinations of fabrics – waxes, corduroys, leathers and tweeds to create intricate clothing based on Barbour’s heritage and Britishness with White Mountaineering’s high attention to detail.
Founded in 2006 in Japan, the White Mountaineering name was inspired by the dominance of concrete buildings in Tokyo which appear to glow white. The company is renowned for its imagination in combining design, utility and technology into its garments and since 2006 has been producing rugged, heritage inspired collections with a strong emphasis on fabrics, construction and technical features.
For Autumn/Winter 2015, the Japanese tempest wave, first introduced for spring summer, features in a new dark olive and navy indigo with black and white highlights. This exclusive print is used throughout the collection across jackets, shirts and trousers. Jackets feature in different lengths and weights of fabric to create pieces that are there to be discovered.
Patchwork knitwear stands out alongside printed sweatshirts and trousers. There is a tonal richness to the whole collection with navy, red and green and black and white, the predominant colours this season.
Ian Bergin, Head of Menswear, Barbour said “This is a really exciting collection taking the best of Barbour’s iconic fabrics and combining them into real statement pieces. The shape and style is iconically Barbour but the intricacy and attention to detail in the way the fabrics are combined incorporates elements of White Mountaineering’s signature design to create special pieces that are there to be revealed and enjoyed. It’s a fresh and unique interpretation of the Barbour brand that will not disappoint.”
Yosuke Aizawa, Designer, White Mountaineering said “I grew up with an understanding of Barbour and from our first collection together, I believe I have created collections which incorporate both White Mountaineering’s design and Barbour’s original functionality. The more you get to know Barbour’s history and the North East of England’s landscape, the more you feel interested and excited about the brand’s craftsmanship. It is in this amazing environment that our creation is being carried out.”
The collection will be available through selected stockists worldwide and the Barbour online shop from August 2015.
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