Founded back in 1894 by John Barbour in South Shields in the North East of England, Barbour originally supplied oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of sailors and fishermen. Since then the brand has continued to thrive on the unique values of the British countryside and now offers a full range of wardrobe essentials and fashion pieces.
Spring Summer 15 sees a whole new direction and feel for the Barbour brand, the womenswear collections are all about the total look. Premium biker style jackets, inspired by Barbour’s heritage since 1936, are matched with fabulous knits and tees in soft luxurious fabrics, for a complete head to toe look that is glamorous, co-ordinated and stylish. The focus is on fashionable outfits with every piece working together for an effortless feel.
Within Barbour International’s collections, Black Streak introduces a new wardrobe of clothes that pays homage to the best of Barbour’s motorcycling heritage. The jackets are again key but these complement tees in soft jerseys which are feminine and subtle. Klein blue is the pop colour of the season. Knitwear is shaped in soft patterns – all are designed to work together as a wardrobe of clothes that no woman would want to be without.
The lifestyle Tourer collection is laid back, full of easy to wear pieces with biker detailing coming through. Knitwear in coral, grey and black is the perfect accompaniment to any Tourer outfit in a collection that is sure to delight this summer.
Sarah Lawrenson, the Head of Womenswear said, “We have created a wardrobe of clothes that are easy to co-ordinate and very flattering to wear. The colour palette is based around the traditional biker black with seasonal pops of colour such as the Klein blue in Black Streak and coral in Tourer. These are collections for all women who demand the very best of quality and style from their wardrobe. It’s an exciting move on for Barbour International while still remaining true to our biker heritage."
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