For the first time, Chloé is collaborating with British heritage brand Barbour as part of their Spring 2023 collection. The collaboration has resulted in covetable coats, boots and winter accessories.
The collaboration was a piece of cake for Gabriela Hearst, Chloé’s creative director. Growing up on a farm in Uruguay, she remembers her father and stepfather, who were both Gauchos (skillful horsemen) and avid Barbour bearers.
Designed by Chloé, the French house drew heavily on the Barbour Archive, an archive dating back to 1910 to create the collection. “The collection consists of three pieces, including: the Dany coat and the Dustyn jacket, both of which feature ruffles at the shoulders to form Chloé’s inimitable winged silhouette; as well as the Hadrien cape,” de Chloé shares in notes.
And the accessories are also produced by Chloé with materials from Barbour. The Edit bag styles are available in medium and large sizes. There are the Mallo boots and the Noua combat style boots, and there is a silk square scarf and a bucket hat. Print designs include Barbour’s waxed cotton fabrics in night sky, peat and woodland tones; and some pieces in the collection feature Barbour’s tartan check.
Barbour is a hundred-year-old company, while Chloé is seventy years old. Products from both brands are made to be timeless and durable. In 2021, Barbour celebrated re-waxing, a sustainable service that has helped customers extend the life of its products for the past century. Chloé’s values of sustainability align with Barbour’s, a reason why the two chose to work together.
The collection will be available for pre-launch at Matches Fashion from 2 Decembernd. It can then be purchased at Chloé boutiques, barbour.com and select stores where Barbour will be sold from December 9e further.