Famous fashion house Barbour has decided to join Palm Angels, the Made in Italy brand founded by Francesco Ragazzi, in the creation of a new jacket inspired by the iconic Bedale Wax Jacket, one of the brand’s signature garments founded by John Barbour in 1894 in South Shields, northeast England.
The Beale Wax Jacket, designed in 1980, has always been a benchmark for those looking for a practical and durable garment to cope with Britain’s famously harsh climates. Thus, Palm Angels and Barbour have redesigned this famous jacket in a unique and innovative version, inspired by the reflective jackets and coats used in North America during outdoor activities.
PALM ANGELS AND BARBOUR COLLABORATE TO CREATE NEW VERSION OF THE ICONIC BEDALE WAX JACKET
The new jacket, called Malik Bedale, is available in three different colors: bright pink, scarlet ibis, and neon yellow, with the Palm Angels logo on the back. This collaboration between two such different and creative worlds represents an interesting exploration between the classic British country style and a much more modern and up-to-date imagery.
The official launch of this new collection took place last March 31, this jacket is distributed on the e-commerce of the two brands and on Farfetch. In addition, it will be available for purchase at Barbour stores in London, on Carnaby Street and Covent Garden, and at some retailers, including Flannels and Selfridges, also in London.
This collaboration between Palm Angels and Barbour fully expresses values such as freedom and individuality, creating a unique collection that tells the story of British history and tradition through a creative and innovative approach.
Images courtesy of Palm Angels and Barbour