Heritage brand Barbour, synonymous with the British countryside, has joined forces for the first time with French-founded Italian luxury fashion house Moncler on a menswear collection for Fall 2022, and here classic designs have been reinterpreted for contemporary times.
Merging the leading craftsmanship and design, the two brands present a limited range that is part of a more extensive 2 Moncler 1952 Man collection. Expect dual-branded outerwear and accessories that harmoniously blend the heritage of both iconic brands through silhouettes, colorways and detailings.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Moncler on this best of British 2 Moncler 1952 Man collection. We have a shared philosophy and understanding in our approach to design and clothing that makes this a very exciting collaboration. Combining their bright use of color and ocelot style print with our timeless iconic wax jackets effortlessly fuses modernity with tradition for a contemporary, standout look.” Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear, Footwear & Accessories, Barbour
As for outerwear, a signature category for both labels, includes the Barbour Moncler Wight Jacket. Based on Barbour’s signature Bedale style that has been loved ever since its launch in the 1980s, it has been reimagined in three colorways: bright acid yellow, black and an all-over ocelot animal print for a contemporary raver appeal. The style also incorporates an interactive 2 Moncler 1952 Man liner along with a detachable hood and dual branding, making it a standout piece. To complete the look, there is also a coordinating Barbour Moncler Sports Bucket Hat in an ocelot print and block black wax.
The classic peacoat has also been reworked, and so, cue the Barbour Moncler Barra Peacoat, a smart casual staple. This long-line raincoat is crafted from 6oz waxed cotton (a Barbour favorite), and this is set against detailing such as military buttons, a traditional throat latch (another Barbour signature), and a detachable high shine baffle hood for a Moncler nod. In addition, this style has been introduced in a khaki beige colorway, while the inside dons a mix of Barbour’s traditional ancient tartan with a quilted Moncler inner lining.
And, of course, Barbour is no stranger to innovations and collaborations. Established by John Barbour in 1894 in South Shields in the North East of England, Barbour is still a family-owned company. Its continued global success is down to the merging of tradition, innovation, evolution, and, later, its collaborations (bring forth Alexa Chung, House of Hackney and Bape). As a result, Barbour has a wide-reaching customer base and is sold in over 55 countries worldwide, including Germany, Italy, Spain, France, America and Japan. In 2021 the company celebrated a ‘centenary of re-waxing,’ a sustainable service that has helped customers extend the product life of their infamous wax jackets for the past 100 years.
See more of Barbour and the collaboration line on barbour.com.