British heritage and lifestyle label Barbour has teamed up with German sportswear retailer Adidas Originals to launch a limited edition collection for fall/winter 2014-2015. The clothing and footwear collection was inspired by three different themes, which have influenced both brands and is said to bring together the best of sportswear with daily functionality.
Paul Arnett, Barbour’s Head of Footwear said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Adidas Originals. Taking inspiration from both our archives and working with the Adidas Consortium team, we have been able to create jackets and footwear that combine the tradition and heritage of both brands into modern limited edition pieces that will become highly covetable classics.”The first theme to be featured in the limited edition collection is Country. For this line collaboration, Barbour redesigned its Beaufort jacket, addend new leather detailing whilst Adidas Originals reworked its outdoor trainers TS Runners to compliment the jacket.
The second theme in the collection is Spectator, which is said to celebrate “the long association Adidas has had with sport.” Inspired by field sports, Barbour remade its Johbar jacket and Roubarb along with its ZX555 shoes and CLMBA in new materials and color schemes. The third theme, Military, features Barbour's customised Baradi jacket and its GSG9 boot in nappa leather and waxed fabrics.
“The collaboration with Barbour is a truly inspiring and exciting partnership. Both brands share a rich heritage, long history and dedication to deliver premium products which was driving both teams through the creation process,” commented Daniel Bauer, Director Adidas Originals. “We are privileged being able to work with Barbour and are proud of the collection.”
The Adidas Originals x Barbour collections is set to launch in Adidas consortium partner stores and selected Barbour retail stores around the globe on 8 November.