BRITISH heritage brand Barbour has collaborated with Paul Smith Jeans to create a limited edition capsule collection. The range, which is launching for autumn/winter 2012-13, is designed for both men and women.
The women's line features two of Barbour's most popular styles, but with a Paul Smith-twist. The classic ladies International coat and festival-favourite Beadnell jacket are both given a makeover with brightly-coloured printed linings - patterns which are picked up in the matching T-shirts, jeans and chambray shirts which make up the rest of the line.
"I have always been a fan of Barbour," said Paul Smith. "This has been a great opportunity to collaborate on a collection that combines the British heritage and identities of both companies."
The capsule collection is due to hit stores on September 1, with prices ranging from £39.95 for a T-shirt, to £499 for a men's jacket.
"With any collaboration that we do, it has to add interest and create something special for our brand," said Ian Bergin, Barbour's head of menswear. "By bringing together Barbour and Paul Smith Jeans, two very British companies, we have created a collection that is unique and fun, yet still reflects the core values of the Barbour brand."