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Anya Hindmarch x Barbour

The classic outerwear brand get together with Anya Hindmarch for a four-piece collection

Who better to explain the very reason for this 'Best of British' collaboration than Anya Hindmarch herself: “Barbour is an iconic British Brand. It is part of my childhood, and the feel and smell of a Barbour waxed jacket is something that evokes home, family and country weekends. It was fascinating working in the archives, hearing the Barbour stories behind some of the coats from explorers, military men and heroines. It has been fun to add a little Anya Hindmarch style. We have respected the original design but played with the cut, fit and the details. I can't wait to have mine so I can look less like a 'pavement girl' in the country...”

Adding a twist to traditional styles, Hindmarch has collaborated with Barbour to create four exclusive designs for Autumn Winter 2010. After extensive research and access to the Barbour archives, Anya created a ‘must have’ collection of durable jackets combining country tailoring and city elegance. “Womenswear is one of Barbour’s fastest growing segments and we are excited to be working with Anya Hindmarch.  Her feminine elegance  compliments our country tailoring and the collection offers a choice of four very beautiful styles which are sure to delight any fashionista”, says Andrea Freeman, Design and Development Manager for Barbour, who worked with Anya on the collaboration. Here, Dazed Digital talks you through two styles...
Foxy Jacket and Coat
Made in medium weight 6oz Barbour Thornproof wax cotton with a high glossy shine, the Foxy is a slightly A-line silhouette available as a short jacket or long coat in black, antique brown or sage and perfect for the wet festival season.  Inspired by traditional Barbour styling, the Foxy features two large pockets and a snowskirt which was originally designed to protect the wearer if they fell in the snow.  The collar is trimmed in luxurious velvet and can be worn buckled snugly around the neck whilst cuffs are long and ribbed in a choice of soft wool from Barbour or detachable fur from Anya Hindmarch. The Foxy is functional yet stylish with typically Anya Hindmarch humourous touches such as labelled inside pockets for Lipstick and Dog and Bone and a detachable pouch for Coins.

Minx Quilts
The Minx is available in a short or longer length quilt in black, olive or rustic brown.  The Minx is a warm yet lightweight and versatile piece, interpreting the iconic Barbour quilt with the Anya Hindmarch signature bow.  Slightly A-line, the Minx fits neatly on the shoulders and features a feminine, rounded collar.  Two flap pockets fasten with studs which are embossed with the hallmark inspired Anya Hindmarch bow. The coat features additional zip and flap pockets offering a practical solution for all necessities.  Inside, elasticated pockets are stitched with Make up, Money and Dog and Bone; all hidden Anya Hindmarch touches to make you smile.

The Anya Hindmarch for Barbour collection will be available at Anya Hindmarch stores worldwide, Barbour’s Heritage store, and selected wholesale boutiques worldwide.