Maritime influences run through the heart of Barbour and date back to the brand's humble beginnings over 120 years ago. Founded in South Shields, a traditional seaside town and fishing port, Barbour originally provided protective outerwear and oilskins for sailors and fishermen to wear on their seafaring journeys.
Early Barbour catalogues dating back to 1916 reference the development from purely functional maritime outerwear to lifestyle apparel and outerwear specifically developed for life lived by the coast. These archived product catalogues and the brand's rich nautical heritage provide the inspiration for the new SS16 Barbour Seafarer capsule collection. Perfectly designed for the Great British summer, the Barbour Seafarer collection boasts a crisp nautical palette of rich navy and bright yellow, with the new season addition of marigold orange for a playful pop of colour.
Comprising of waterproof fisherman-style parkas, protective utility jackets, Breton stripe mid-layers and quirky printed tees, the SS16 Barbour Seafarer collection will have you longing for a fun-filled day at the British seaside. We have picked out our favourite nautical pieces from the new Barbour Seafarer range below to give you a taster of what this capsule collection can offer your summer wardrobe.
The Nautical Jacket
Celebrating the brand's quintessential seaside heritage, the Trevose jacket is a nod to the fishermen that frequented the South Shields harbour and the region's traditional links to the maritime industry.
Functionality is at the heart of this vibrant piece, with a waterproof shell and detachable hood to offer protection when the typical British downpours occur. Offering an abundance of playful nautical elements, the Trevose jacket is finished with Barbour's signature Beacon stripe print lining and rubberised logo branding.
A bold statement piece offered in bright yellow, the Trevose jacket can be effortlessly paired with some skinny denim jeans, a Breton stripe top and suede boat shoes for a nautical style that belongs in the city as much as by the coastline.
The Breton Top
Taking inspiration from traditional sailor attire, the Hackamore sweatshirt features naval-inspired Breton stripes to the body and sleeves in classic navy and white. Seafaring style at its' finest, this practical top is perfect for those overcast summer days by the pier; but if the sun does finally break through, the breathable cotton fabric will ensure you don't overheat.
For easy summer styling, wear the Hackamore sweatshirt with some tailored navy trousers and coloured ballet pumps for the perfect off-duty look and for weekend days out with the family.
The Striped Dress
No seaside look is complete without a classic sun dress and this Harewood striped dress certainly fits the bill! Whether you are heading to the nearest beach or jetting off to faraway shores, the Harewood dress will look right at home with its' eye-catching Breton stripe design and splashes of sunny marigold orange.
Offering an easy-to-wear and relaxed silhouette, Harewood is ideal for combating the intense summer heat both home and away; simply pair with some strappy sandals and a sun hat for effortless holiday-style glamour.
The Beach Bag
A fun and vibrant design you will want to use throughout the year, the Beacon beach bag pays homage to Barbour's hometown with the nautical stripe design and the iconic South Shield's Beacon print to the front. A statement piece refreshed in the new Marigold shade, Beacon can be your trusty companion to the beach as well as the shops with its' versatile look.
6 May 2016
Timeless Trends: Nautical but Nice
The look is nautical, the trend is timeless. No matter what your wardrobe agenda this summer, maritime influence always remains current in the regurgitating cycle of fashion. Follow our guide to achieve such status in your own look with our favourite pieces from the trend, including key styles from Joules, Barbour, Sebago, Armor Lux and more.