Country fashion brand Barbour has teamed up with British designer and pottery company boss Emma Bridgewater for a new autumn-winter collection.
The Tyneside clothing manufacturing is collaborating with Emma Bridgewater – who runs the Stoke-on-Trent-based pottery firm of the same name – for a third season.
The new capsule collection – which has been inspired by autumnal walks in the countryside – features Barbour’s famous wax jackets, quilt jackets and shirts which have been adorned with a new ‘Dog Walking’ print.
The Barbour x Emma Bridgewater collection was launched today (Sept 2) and is now available via the Barbour website and Barbour retail stores.
Emma Bridgewater said: “The print was inspired by autumnal walks in the countryside – one of my favourite activities.
“I really enjoy walking outdoors no matter where I am, whether it is walking on the canal in Stoke-on-Trent whilst at the Emma Bridgewater factory, or at home in Norfolk. I try to do it every day. It really stirs me up creatively whilst also quieting my mind.
“We have been featuring dogs on pottery for years, and it has been hugely successful. We pick different breeds every season and get countless requests to add more all the time. Dogs make incredible companions, and people love to have their tea from a mug featuring their favourite breed.
“As a family, we have had black Labradors for years and they are our favourite breed of dog, so they have been a consistent presence. I put a Labrador chasing a pheasant in the Dog Walking print for Barbour as it is something I have witnessed more times than I can count, and really epitomises a lovely autumn countryside walk.”
She added: “I am really proud of the team, who have done a brilliant job adapting to the current climate. Staying at home has intensified the need for domestic happiness, and this has been front of mind as we finalise the spring-summer 2021 collection.
“I am always driven by the notion that we want Emma Bridgewater products to genuinely feel like home, that the designs that we produce are unfussy and friendly and that they improve our mood, something everyone needs during this strange time.”