BARBOUR X WHITE MOUNTAINEERING
BARBOUR COLLABORATES WITH WHITE MOUNTAINEERING FOR A SECOND SPRING SUMMER SEASON
The Spring Summer 16 Barbour x White Mountaineering collaboration takes its inspiration from Barbour’s fishing heritage resulting in a collection full of skilfully combined fabrics, an exclusive fish camo and high attention to detail.
The popular British pastime of coarse fishing inspires this second Spring Summer collection. Coarse fishing takes place in rivers, lakes or ponds for freshwater fish such as roach, carp, perch and pike.
An exclusively designed fish camo adds distinction to linings in jackets in bold reds and blues and is used as an all over print in the Manu SS shirt and in bags and accessories. Lightweight wax cotton and casual jackets feature D-rings, pocket and sleeve details all inspired by fishing jackets making each a voyage of discovery. The two tone hooded longer length Barbour Grayling jacket with its pocket features and the shorter ultra lightweight Kitefin Casual jackets are the stand out pieces in the collection.
Lightweight knitwear and shorts and the unique Komi Tee with its fishing reel graphics in navy and ecru marl, complement the collection to create a wardrobe of clothes designed for sophisticated style.
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.
Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear said, “This is a collection that combines Barbour’s fishing heritage with White Mountaineering’s reputation for creating innovative, technical and high quality clothing. The collection remains authentically Barbour re-imagined in contemporary designs with a bold use of colour that makes each piece individual and exciting.”
Mr Aizawa, Designer of White Mountaineering said “When I was a child, my father always wore Barbour to go fly fishing. This was the first time I became familiar with Barbour and I have used these memories as the inspiration for this collection. I have incorporated Barbour’s heritage into the functional design of White Mountaineering to create a new and very special image for Barbour’s fishing wear with this collection.”
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