This year Barbour celebrated its 125th year anniversary, the family-run brand which is based in North England was founded by John Barbour in 1894. Recently showcasing the latest AW19 looks at the Lanchester House during London Fashion Week Men's.
To celebrate the special mile Stone reached by the business, Barbour collaborated with Sir Ridley Scott designing a unique directors jacket. Hand drawn illustrations are featured on the back labels of the garments personally drawn by Ridley himself, a collectable 125-anniversary pin and a short film which was also apart of the collaboration produced by Sir Ridley Scott with the film being privately displayed to guest during the presentation at Lancaster House.
The limited edition range was inspired by the Iconic Barbour archive, designed for both men and women. The collection includes quilted shapes, waxed fabrics, and detachable linings. An earthy colour pallet was merged with a variety of textures including functional garments such as military collars and draw away hoods. The distinctive Barbour style was carried through the collection with British heritage producing looks perfect for both city and countryside.
The brand continues to stand strong having built a reputation on quality designed garments that are made to last. Originally created for mariners and sailors Barbour has adapted to fashion trends over time whilst still keeping a recognisably modern British look and country heritage.
Nina Ricci SS14 is crisp and feminine with a multitude of white textures, silky florals and delicate tailoring. Inspired by the Eighteenth Century, the collection plays with romantic neck ruffles and lace. Whilst the collection may have reflected a tranquil 1700s Riviera scene, the show was nothing but calm, as two Ukrainian protestors from the Feminist group “Femen” stormed on stage. The topless protestors, who had the slogans “Model don’t go to Brothel” and “Fashion Dictator” on their chests must have given front rowers like Olivia Palermo a shock!