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Barbour, Director of Menswear, Footwear & Accessories, Ian Bergin

| 21 October 2021

Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series "In Conversation" where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion's most influential business leaders. 

Ian Bergin learnt his trade at Paul Smith, originally starting out on the shopfloor at the designer’s flagship Covent Garden store on Floral Street. Ten years at Paul Smith saw him in various roles, including as Brand Director of Paul Smith Jeans and culminating in Divisional Director of Paul Smith Casualwear.

Following his time there, he left to set up business with two other former Paul Smith employees and they launched their own One True Saxon brand.

Bergin then joined Barbour 11 years ago in May 2010 as Head of Menswear. In March 2015 he became Director of Menswear, Footwear and Accessories, and in April 2019 he was appointed to Barbour’s Board of Directors.

He’s responsible for the overall design direction and strategy for all of the menswear collections for Barbour and Barbour International.

In the latest episode of the ‘In Conversation’ podcast in partnership with Klarna, Ian talks openly about his career, Barbour’s re-waxing centenary, recent design collaborations with A Bathing Ape and C.P. Company, the famous Barbour South Shields HQ and factory and breaking new ground with new collections going forward.


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