Leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour has collaborated with sportswear giant adidas Originals on a limited edition of highly covetable clothing and footwear. The collection offers a wide choice of design, look and feel combining sportswear with functionality.
Taking three themes, each story features jackets and trainers or boots designed to be worn together or stand alone. The stories reflect the heritage of both brands from Barbour’s country and military influences to sportswear, the heartland of adidas Originals.
Barbour has always been synonymous with the British countryside. Celebrating this heritage, Barbour gives the iconic Beaufort wax jacket a contemporary makeover. The Adiwick jacket in a robust 8oz beeswax, retains the classic Barbour Beaufort features of large bellows pockets, studded detachable hood and rear zipped pocket. What makes this jacket unique is the extra detailing of added leather trims to the hem, pocket and hood for an up to the minute look. To complement the jacket, the adidas classic outdoor shoes TS Runners – Barbour are especially redesigned featuring a waxed cotton tongue and beautifully aged tan upper leather.
The Spectator story celebrates the long association adidas has had with sport. Sports often played and enjoyed on Barbour’s territory of country fields, grassy green pitches and rainy British parks. Spectator combines retro footwear spotted on the field with protective outerwear worn on the side lines to create two jackets and trainers that perfectly merge both brands DNA. The Johbar jacket takes the iconic features of a classic Barbour wax jacket, the large ring pull zip, spacious bellows pockets, hand warmer pockets, studded rear vents and corduroy collar and combines these into an exclusive wax cotton jacket in navy with contrasting sleeves and leather binding at pockets and cuffs. The ZX555 – Barbour shoes designed to be worn with the Johbar.
The red quilted showerproof Roubarb jacket offers an alternative lighter weight choice. Inspired by the colours of the track and the famous ‘Beckenbauer’ track top, the Roubarb is a shorter version of Barbour’s traditional quilt. Details include track top lycra cuffs and hems and waterproof zips to front jetted pockets. The CLMBA – Barbour shoes in chilli red incorporate the Barbour Beacon logo on the peg ends and add a clever use of Ecotex tongue material.
The Military story is inspired by a customised jacket that Barbour created for a captain in the British army at the time of the Falklands War in the 1980s. The Baradi jacket is multi-pocketed, full of detail and has a printed camo lining made up of sections of the accompanying GSG9 – Barbour boot. The soft black nappa leather combined with Barbour waxed fabric makes these boots the natural partner to the Baradi jacket.
Paul Arnett, Barbour’s Head of Footwear said “We are delighted to be collaborating with adidas Originals. Taking inspiration from both our archives and working with the adidas Consortium team, we have been able to create jackets and footwear that combine the tradition and heritage of both brands into modern limited edition pieces that will become highly covetable classics.”
Daniel Bauer, Director adidas Originals Statement said “The collaboration with Barbour is a truly inspiring and exciting partnership. Both brands share a rich heritage, long history and dedication to deliver premium products which was driving both teams through the creation process. We are privileged being able to work with Barbour and are proud of the collection.”
The adidas Originals x Barbour collections will be available from 8th November 2014. For more information, please email us at [email protected].