British And Japanese Brand Come Together
Heritage outerwear brand Barbour and Japanese outdoor label White Mountaineering have partnered on a collection for SS15.
The joint venture claims to bring together designs inspired by Barbour’s North East maritime heritage and White Mountaineering’s attention to detail.
The punched wax in the Waxed Lapel jacket and Raglan Sleeve blouson offer a unique take on Barbour’s traditional wax cotton jacket. Meanwhile t-shirts, shorts and trousers complete the overall look.
A Japanese Tempest print runs throughout the range alongside details such as leather trims and varying pocket shapes.
Barbour head of menswear, Ian Bergin, said: “We are delighted to be working with White Mountaineering. Since the brand’s inception, they have developed a reputation for creating innovative, technical and high quality clothing.”
“This collaboration cleverly combines Barbour’s heritage and rugged construction with White Mountaineering’s eye for design and detail. Each piece in the collection is a voyage of discovery,” he added.
Japanese brand White Mountaineering was inspired by concrete buildings in Tokyo that appear to glow white. It is known for combining design, utility and technology into its garments and has been producing collections since 2006.
The Barbour x White Mountaineering collection will be available to buy in the UK from December, priced between £149 – £549.