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Two quintessentially British icons, Barbour and Land Rover have announced their first clothing collaboration for Autumn Winter '14. This is the first time that the two brands have officially collaborated.
The partnership draws on both Barbour and Land Rover's key strengths to deliver a range of clothing built on the shared foundations of capability, design, reliability and style. The result is a range of men's and women's apparel collaboratively designed and developed by two great British brands forming: 'Barbour for Land Rover' collection.
Inspired by Land Rover's contemporary design, the range is a modern interpretation of the two brands' traditions. Inspired by the British countryside, the range is designed for a modern savvy customer who demands the high standards of workmanship and finish from their clothing. It matches contemporary tailored shapes with traditional Barbour rugged construction and a touch of country inspired luxury. Traditional country detailing is married with technical modern touches and ergonomically-shaped fits for comfort. A lifestyle collection, the choice of jackets is complimented by quilts, gilets and a range of wax and wool knits, accessories and matching luggage. The women's wax and quilts are flatteringly cut with smart leather trims and knitwear is soft and luxurious.
Steve Buck, Managing Director, Barbour said "There is a strong synergy between Barbour and Land Rover - we are both established British brands with years of heritage, renowned for our understated style and synonymous with the British countryside. The unrivalled reputation of both our brands is founded upon a long history of producing products of the highest quality that combine modern innovation with tradition and heritage. The new Barbour Land Rover clothing range is fit for purpose, luxurious and stylish and we are delighted and proud to be working in partnership with Land Rover."
Robin Colgan, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said "This partnership fits perfectly with the Land Rover brand; both marques are revered for their all-terrain and all-weather resilience allowing customers to go about their business whatever the conditions, without compromising on style and comfort.
"Barbour for Land Rover will produce clothing which will draw from both brand's rich heritage and shared understanding of how style and functionality work together to culminate in products which are sophisticated, capable, stylish and reliable."
The collections will be available from August 2014 and will be retailed through Barbour and Land Rover distribution channels worldwide.
For further information please contact:
Sue Newton, Global PR Manager
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M: 07764 629039
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M: 07730 923507
Footnotes - Land Rover
Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true breadth of capability across the model range. Defender, Freelander, Discovery, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque each define the world's 4x4 sectors. Land Rover products are currently sold in approximately 180 global markets.
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Footnotes - Barbour
1.J Barbour & Sons Ltd was founded in 1894 and has always been based in South Shields in the North East of England. Barbour is a 5th generation, family owned business with three Royal warrants.
2.Barbour is a leading lifestyle brand manufacturing and retailing wax jackets, waterproof breathable jackets, wools, quilts, shirts, knitwear, trousers, footwear and accessories in over 40 countries worldwide.
3.Barbour's customer service is unique - wax jackets can be returned at any time for rewaxing, repairs or alteration.