For SS17, Barbour looked back on their rich maritime heritage to inspire their fisherman-wear collection. Referencing their homeland of South Shields on the North East coast of England, Barbour used their constant influence of the North Sea to develop the looks for the collection. Showcasing lighter versions of their iconic outerwear, Barbour developed a clean a effortless look. Lightweight jackets with a breathable mesh lining were shown alongside soft marl knitwear and summer shorts covered with the Barbour beacon.
By The Seaside
Taking cues from the Herd Groyne lighthouse that stands proud at the mouth of the river Tyne, Barbour emblazoned small nautical appliqués as well as recognisable maritime signal flags on crew necks and across their shorts. Collegiate-inspired jerseys and a grey marl sweater had a big B embroidered on the front – not only standing for Barbour, but for their iconic wax jacket styles: Bedale, Beaufort and Border.
Beach Bucket Hats
For accessories, Barbour extended their coastal theme to create a range of stowaway bucket hats with a series of rucksacks and duffle bags which were inspired by maritime kit bags that went away with Barbour’s original fisherman customers. Matched with simple white trainers from Barbour’s footwear collection, all that was missing on the accessories front was a bucket and spade.