Anya Hindmarch unveils Barbour collection


After much anticipation, Anya Hindmarch has unveiled her capsule collection of coats for British heritage brand Barbour – and true to form, she’s sprinkled the designs with her signature quirky touches.

She’s created two designs for AW10, with the option of a short jacket or a full coat for each, but the finished pieces didn’t come without a good old rummage through the extensive Barbour archive.

“Barbour is an iconic British brand. It’s part of my childhood, and the feel and smell of a Barbour waxed jacket is something that evokes home, family and country weekends,” the accessories designer told Vogue UK. β€œIt was fascinating working in the archives, hearing the Barbour stories behind some of the coats from explorers, military men and heroines. It has been fun to add a little Anya Hindmarch style. We have respected the original design but played with the cut, fit and the details. I can’t wait to have mine so I can look less like a ‘pavement girl’ in the country.”

The result, as Anya hinted, is classic British tailoring with a whimsical city-girl twist. The first style, the Foxy, is a traditional waxed jacket made sophis with a velvet collar and cuffs; the second, the Minx, is a signature quilted jacket pricked with Anya’s trademark bow.

But the British designer hasn’t lost her tongue-in-cheek humour, either. Embossed on the inside of the pockets are ‘Lipstick’ and ‘Dog and Bone’ (that’s phone for those of you not familiar with cockney), and a detatchable coin purse labelled ‘Money’.

Get your hands on the Anya Hindmarch X Barbour jackets when they go on sale in August at Anya Hindmarch stores worldwide and Barbour’s Heritage store.

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