Barena Archive 1993 is a new sub-label from the storied Italian brand that repurposes vintage and deadstock fabric into texture-rich twists on wardrobe staples, lending a visually-stimulating edge to Barena’s sprezzatura styling. Canadian retailer Roden Gray visited the bucolic city of Mirano to check out the new goods, spotlighting the cozy layering pieces in a new editorial set in the historic town.
Richly-patterned shirts and pants mingle with sophisticated coats, with slouchy cuts lending a relaxed attitude to the mature looks. Comfy hoodies and boxy overshirts further energize the styling with youthful energy, exaggerating the silhouettes with generous proportions suited to the neutral tones. The easygoing appearance of the garments is bolstered by the rich wool, cotton and linen used to create the draping overcoats and striped shirts, infusing the deceptively simple pieces with elevated appeal.
Look for the limited edition Barena Archive 1993 goods to hit Roden Gray’s web store in the coming weeks.
Plenty of retailers are serving up cold weather editorials to highlight the rich FW19 detailing; Idol Brooklyn recently showcased TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist.’s function-driven layering pieces.