This season shows a great collaboration with two iconic brands Barbour and Engineered Garments, showcasing a unique collection of only 5 garments at London Fashion Week Men’s.
The Autumn/Winter showcase was personal and low key, which allowed full attention to be on the collection which was showcased in the center of the room. Each Garment was displayed with accessories including headwear and a watch built into the sleeve of a jacket, technical breakdowns of each garment was displayed allowing the guests to see a flat drawing of the garment and where the inspiration was drawn from, this was all presented alongside each jacket on a tablet.
This collection although only 5 pieces, each garment speaks volume in detail with a great amount of style and history. This season's looks are technical, stylish, versatile with historic silhouettes that can easily be adapted to today’s streetwear hype. The five looks which consist of outdoor jackets are all made of waxed Cotton in Black, Navy and Olive, great autumn tones for this winter.
A variety of unique features are seen throughout the collection and on each garment, this includes a creative use of a center back zipper and rear “poachers” pockets. All garments showed a strong reference to Barbour’s well-recognised country style, historic military references, and a refreshing streetwear look.
The exciting features of this collection were not just the technical design but two unique brands merging together to create such inspirational pieces, each drawing from both brands heritage which made these jackets unique and attention-grabbing. Barbour comes from a British background after being founded originally by John Barbour who created outwear jackets for fisherman, mariners, and sailors to escape bad weather conditions whilst at sea and Engineered Garments which was founded by Daiki Suzuki, a Japanese designer based in New York. Known for his refreshing take on American Sportswear and unique technical designs.
Written by Eshe Mitchell