In what is described as a meeting of East-meets-West, British heritage brand Barbour has pooled its talents with those of Japan's White Mountaineering, forming a partnership that has yielded a collaboration collection.
Recently a set of images released, teasing two coats and a pair of shorts, each look boasting a new print designed by White Mountaineering's designer Yosuke Aizawa. The new print is meant to look like camo at a distance, but is actually a play on the famous "Great Wave over Kanagawa" against the waters of England's North Sea (where Barbour calls home).
Other pieces include reworkings of Barbour's Bedale SL and Border SL jackets, shorts, and raglan sleeve shirting. The collection also sees a rehashing of one of Barbour's oldest brands, the Beacon brand, which dates back to 1904.
Heritage is something that Barbour is rather proud of, and for Aizawa, he has his own sense of tradition with Barbour.
"My first memory of Barbour is when as a child, my father and I wore oiled jackets to go fly fishing," said Aizawa. "I am so delighted to have the opportunity to bring a new vision of Barbour by linking those memories I had as a child with my present self.”