Barbour has come back strong with their collaboration with Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida. Though still very popular with their classics, the brand had missed to innovate for some time, which is now finally happening with the Beacon Heritage Collection.
“Spring Summer 2012 sets the bar high once again, with outerwear creating the main body of the collection. Key pieces from the Autumn Winter range have been developed, none more so than the Spey Fishing Jacket. Constructed from Gore WINDSTOPPER Active Shell – a completely windproof, highly functional and breathable lightweight material – it is jam-packed with pockets, a signature of Yoshida’s unnerving passion for technical outwear that finds the balance between form and function with apparent ease. This can also be seen in the Mount Shirt, a brand new piece in the SS12 collection. Available in three materials; Waxed, Herringbone and WINDSTOPPER; the simplistic, ergonomically sound design makes it one of our favourite pieces from the range.
Tokihito’s pursuit of functional perfection can also be found in the Vintage Cotton Hunting Jacket. A homage to everything technical, this brilliant reworking of the classic hunting jacket is awash with pockets, fastening, D-rings and straps. Available in both Sand and Olive colourways, this is a fantastic, easy to wear piece.
Alongside developments on key pieces like the Sporting Quilt, Motorbike Shirt and knitwear with a nod Barbour’s cycling and fishing heritage, we think the Spring Summer 2012 Beacon Heritage collection is the going to be hard to beat.”
The new collection mostly consists of outerwear and knitwear and is getting to retailers soon, including End.