Anya Hindmarch to design for Barbour

05 January 2010

There’s no mistaking an Anya Hindmarch handbag, with her perfectly practical shapes and cute embellishments, which have made her into an icon of particularly English appeal in the fashion world.

 Anya Hindmarch

Perhaps that’s why we so approve of her latest collaboration, as she teams up with iconic British heritage brand Barbour, after scouring the company’s archives for inspiration.

Barbour is favoured by outdoor types of every kind, from The Queen to celebs like model Karolina Kurkova. Alexa Chung is often spotted around and about in one of their cosy waxed waterproofs and naturellement, this has sparked quite a trend amongst her preppy followers of the ‘English eccentric’ look.

 Karolina KurkovaAlexa Chung

The news has been released that Anya is set to design a range of four jackets for the outerwear outfitters for the autumn, her first foray into womenswear after a stellar career so far in accessories.

Anya told Grazia Daily this morning, 'Barbour is an iconic British brand and part of my childhood. The feel and smell of a Barbour waxed jacket is something that evokes home, family and country weekends. I can't wait to have mine so I can look less like a 'pavement girl' in the country.'

Mmmm! We don’t want to say that it makes all the the cold weather worthwhile, because that wouldn’t be strictly true. But at the very least, ‘every cloud . . .’


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