The all new Barbour International x Saturdays NYC AW20 collaboration capsule collection launches today, 3 September.
The collection features a range of archive inspired wax and quilted outerwear styles, oversized sweats and graphic print T-shirts, alongside contemporary borg fleece finish knitwear and accessories including a weather resistant bucket hat and backpack with laptop compartment.
Ian Bergin, director of menswear, footwear and accessories at Barbour International, said: “We are excited to be collaborating with Saturdays NYC for the first time on a collection infused with Barbour International’s motorcycling history and Saturdays NYC’s urban influence. Saturdays NYC adds a unique and contemporary streetwear edge to the collaboration and we can’t wait for customers to discover this innovative new range.”
Colin Tunstall, co-founder and creative director of Saturdays NYC, commented: “Barbour International is an iconic name in the worlds of both outerwear and motorcycling, so when they approached us to work together, we jumped at the chance to rework some of their most storied pieces.
“Together, we created pared-back alternatives of their rugged outerwear pieces that fit right at home in New York City, as well as more graphic led pieces that refresh the Barbour International identity.”
The iconic Barbour International A7 jacket was hugely popular with motorcyclists through the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Retaining the robust functionality of the original piece, the Barbour International x Saturdays NYC “Winter Wax” blends Barbour International’s signature style with the design sensibilities of Saturdays NYC.
Designed with the traditional diagonal top pocket, which was originally made for easy access to maps when on your motorbike, the classic garment has been reworked with cord overlays on the two lower studded welt pockets. Styling includes a funnel collar with buckle-fastening throat strap and a waist belt with detachable rear pocket on the lower back. Practical qualities include a removable teddy fleece lining for added warmth and a weather resistant wax finish.
The new line is available from today through barbourinternational.com and selected stockists worldwide, and will no doubt appeal to customers who appreciate classic designs updated with a contemporary New York streetwear touch.