HBTV has an exclusive sneak peek at some of Barbour’s newest Beacon heritage creations. In their sixth season, Barbour Beacon (a collaboration with Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida) offers slightly more high-fashion, design-oriented takes on traditional Barbour silhouettes including their famous quilted hunting and waxed cotton fishing jackets. An interesting insight offered here is that Tokihito is apparently quite averse to the use of bags and, therefore, tries his best to incorporate as many pockets, zippers and storage options as possible into his designs for Barbour. Heritage meets contemporary design in Barbour Beacon’s latest collection for the 2012 spring/summer season, so it’s quite nice to hear directly from global PR manager Sue Newton some of the inspiration behind the details of the line.
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