For its second presentation during the London Fashion Week Men’s shows, the Barbour International team looked once again to the brand’s motorcycling heritage, setting up “garage” in a Soho basement to show the spring collection.
There were lots of biker references, with particular emphasis on the classic A7 International jacket that actor and keen motorcyclist Steve McQueen wore in 1964 when he competed in the International Six-Day Trials event in Germany on the American team. Essentially a waxed cotton field jacket, reincarnated in a rich forest green, and worn with rolled-hem black skinny jeans.
The yellow of the tags affixed to bikes for the muddy race was at work in the brand’s logo and also popped up in a panel on a black hoodie, and in a T-shirt worn under a deep green waterproof bomber that was teamed with a neat navy shirt and soft black track pants with a nice cuff hem.
The restrained palette of rich greens, navy, black and pale gray was cut through with pops of and aqua, in a collection of uncomplicated, wearable streetwear.
See More From the London 2018 Men’s Spring Collections:
Stella McCartney Screens Men’s Wear Short Film at 16th-century Pub: Steven Tyler, Steve Coogan were among the guests at the Tudor-era watering hole.
Charles Jeffrey Men’s Spring 2018: A riotous cast of characters, unified in their theatricality and Jeffrey’s joyous treatment of his theme: debauchery.
Cottweiler feat. Reebok Men’s Spring 2018: Dainty and Cottrell looked to the optimism and escapism of off-grid desert communities for spring.
What We Wear Men’s Spring 2018: Tinie Tempah fused the brand’s minimalist aesthetic with a sportier one for spring.
Wales Bonner Men’s Spring 2018: This focused yet subdued collection saw Grace Wales Bonner musing on a “blue mood.”
Christopher Raeburn Men’s Spring 2018: There was a lightness and transparency to Christopher Raeburn’s signature practical silhouettes.