Words by Kate Sinclair
Cult heritage brand Barbour has collaborated with ALEXACHUNG to create a special collection of coats and accessories for Autumn Winter 2019. Though Alexa Chung herself has always been a huge fan and long time wearer of Barbour, it is the first time the two have officially joined forces, exploring the Barbour archives and re-interpreting classic styles through the Alexa Chung lens.
“Some of my happiest memories have unfolded in a Barbour. The smell of the wax alone makes me feel like I’m home. For ,e Barbour has been part of my childhood, my coming of age and I am extraordinarily proud that it is now part of my future” – Alexa Chung
Together they have created four new outerwear pieces, all in a country palette and with key features that embody the Barbour brand; gingham lining, quilting, wax coating, large pockets, corduroy collars and chunky zips are all key.
For the first time the brand has also introduced a range of accessories in the form of a selection of spacious totes and 90’s style bucket hats, adding a contemporary edge. The quilted totes come in two sizes and and are available in marigdold, fade blue and military green with a gingham top. Bucket hats are available in matching colours with checked drawstring ties.
The collection is now available from Barbour.com, ALEXACHUNG.com, selected Fenwick, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis and Flannels stores as well as Net-A-Porter. Brown Thomas is exclusively stocking the range in Ireland.