Transported to Barbour’s home of the North East, Barbour presented us with what they do best; true maritime heritage clothing for the British fishermen. Their SS17 presentation was set in a beautifully sun lit room in the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Models stood in a platform in front of a coastal back drop wearing an array of garments that emphasised that these clothes were made to survive a life outdoors. Catering for British weather, Barbour know that their items are perfect for us living in the UK. This season we saw lightweight jackets in a new material and lining combined over delicate knitwear jumpers, and matched with printed shorts in a navy and beige. Bucket hats in true fisherman style were the hats of choice for Barbour SS17, whilst cleverly styled bandanas made for standout outfits. Each outfit in true Barbour essence was high in functionality, durability and fitness, and in addition, the earthy tone of the palette highlighted the coastal nature of the collection.
Accessories included a range of rucksacks and duffle bags inspired by maritime kit bags. The presentation also included looks from the exclusive collection available at Selfridges.
Words by Daniela Suarez
Images by Aiden Harmitt-Williams