Developed by Australian streetwear label ZANEROBE's creative director, Barney Cools is an “anti-fashion” apparel brand taking the spirit of Sydney global. Free-spirited, open-minded and salt water lovin’, the new brand takes a laid-back approach to style.
Dropping its third 2016 collection this month, Barney Cools looked to the ’90s for inspiration. 2Pac and Biggie, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Tony Hawk and Michael Jordan were all key influences on the brand's casual designs.
Light and refreshing pastel shades appear throughout the collection, alongside khaki hues and muted whites, grays and black. Denim is key to the collection's easygoing vibe, as are short- and long-sleeved T-shirts, casual sweaters and lightweight outerwear. Particularly noteworthy and bang-on-trend dad caps come subtly branded, while the Indigo Repair M.Rourke Jacket is a real hero piece.
With nostalgia the aesthetic focus, Barney Cools worked with sportswear manufacturers to prioritize technical fabrics and functionality. Combining cotton’s softness, elastane’s stretchiness and nylon's quick-drying nature, they developed a swim trunk and beach short hybrid that's as functional as it is stylish.
Check out the collection above before shopping School of Barney Cools III online via the link below.