Maison Kitsuné presents their debut collaboration with iconic heritage brand Barbour: a collection which reflects Barbour’s renowned classicism through Maison Kitsuné’s modern lens. British tradition meets the irreverent idiosyn – crasies of Maison Kitsuné’s French-Japanese perspective in a new take on Barbour classics.
A campaign that presents a series of humorous events and fashion, portraying a light-hearted take of this season’s new collaboration with a “No Stress” concept: A series of unfortunate mishaps.
In an unexpected encounter, the maison’s iconic Fox appears embroidered across quilted and waxed cotton jackets, while legacy silhouettes are reimagined through audacious colour blocking. Reversible jackets and totes offer the best of both worlds, while a bucket hat is at once distinctly utilitarian and yet rooted in the contemporary culture of streetwear.
Barbour’s renowned functionality is imbued with fresh energy, and Maison Kitsuné’s playful approach to design finds a new format: this is a collection of elevated, effortless essentials, designed to be life-proof, whether worn in the countryside or the city.
Our two brands deeply care for excellence, craftsmanship and innovation. Barbour has an incredible heritagein outerwear, and it was a fascinating experience to work on a collection together. Sharing our creative visions,developing a new narrative, and rethinking iconic silhouettes was fun, spontaneous, and exciting.”MAISON KITSUNÉ
“Working with the Maison Kitsuné team has been a great learning experience.Set up in 2002 by Gildas Loaëc & Masaya Kuroki the ‘House of the Fox’ clothing brand has always been suchan interesting proposition. Part of a company that spans music and cafes as well as clothing, it epitomizesan irreverent sense of fun combined with a genuine chic Paris-Tokyo aesthetic. Creating a joint character motifwith the fox was at the heart of the collab and has worked very well as an icebreaker in introducingBarbour DNA and construction as a nod and a wink to the everchanging fashion business that is the heartof Maison Kitsuné. It’s an impactful micro-collection across wax jackets, quilted pieces, bags, hats and clothing,which really merges together a playfulness and attention to detail and craft.””IAN BERGIN
The Maison Kitsuné x Barbour Beaufort PatchworkWaxed Jacketis a reimagining of one of Barbour’s mostloved styles. Crafted from classic sylkoil waxed cotton in acolour block design, this iconic Barbour jacket can brave thegreat outdoors, yet is equally suited to city wear. Offeringa relaxed fit, it’s a perfect piece to compliment the variousmidlayers from this collaboration. Finished with a smartcord collar, it comes with two lower bellow pocketsfinished in classic tartan, moleskin-lined handwarmer pocketsand the playful new logo.
Maison Kitsuné x Barbour Kenning Quilted Jackethighlights the signature features that Barbour is renownedfor, courtesy of the classic diamond-quilting, oversizedpockets for optimal storage, cord collar and tartan lining,while the relaxed silhouette and iconic Fox logo bringthe signature handwriting of Maison Kitsuné to this timelessdesign.
Bringing together Barbour’s practical and functional designswith Maison Kitsuné’s passion for quality and keen eyefor detail and finish, theMaison Kitsuné x BarbourMilitary Reversible Waterproof Jacketbrings a boldstaple to your wardrobe. Featuring a classic black outer fora more classic look, for a more statement making alternativeit can be made reversable with Barbour’s classic tartan print.
Crafted from ultra-soft Shetland wool, the Maison Kitsunéx Barbour Landscape Knitted Jumperis inspired by theevergreen countryside settings that have heavily influencedBarbour’s designs since its founding in 1894. Maison Kitsuné’sfocus on playfulness and wearable, designs ensure this piecewill forever be a staple in your everyday edit. Inspired by traditional tattersall shirting, theMaison Kitsunéx Barbour Newbury Shirtis a simplistic yet sophisticatedstyle. This neutral woven check design is the perfect additionto any wardrobe and can be worn as a stand-alone pieceor a perfect layering piece throughout the autumn winter season. New to the season, theMaison Kitsuné x Barbour CargoTrouserstake inspiration from both brands’ heritage andutilitarian archives. Featuring a button and zip fly, these trousersare complete with oversized flap pockets to the thighs in a trenchbrown or uniform green colourway for a contemporarystreetwear look.
The Maison Kitsuné x Barbour Reversible Tote Bagis crafted from a classic dry wax fabric; this piece can alsobe worn on the reverse side to reveal Barbour’s classic tar-tan. Multi-wear webbed handles allow you to carry this toteby hand or over the shoulder to offer optimal versatility and plentyof practicality.
The Maison Kitsuné x Barbour Reversible Bucket Hatblends the playful streetwear aesthetic of Maison Kitsuné withthe signature features that are so distinctively Barbour. Craf-ted from a classic dry wax fabric, the hat can also be worn onthe reverse side to reveal Barbour’s classic tartan fabric. Detachablechin straps give this piece a customisable look
The collection will be available online at maisonkitsune.com, at Maison Kitsuné boutiques as well as selected retailers