Known for its country roots, Barbour explored its coastal heritage via a fall collection inspired by the Beacon lighthouse that has stood watch at the mouth of the River Tyne since 1882. There was a functional and stylish outing that centered on slim silhouettes, technical details, all in a palette rooted in black with earthy touches of sand, rust, khaki and navy.
There were preppy touches , too. One smart ensemble included a T-shirt flock-printed with the word Durham, paired with a plaid shirt, a tweed blazer, chinos and brogues.
The cream, yellow and green Barbour Ancient Tartan, derived from the District of Ayrshire on Scotland’s west coast where the family name of Barbour originated in the 14th century, enlivened one of the collection’s great chunky knits.