Two Quintessentially British Brands. One Exclusive Heritage-Inspired Women’s Fashion Collaboration
Our new Barbour X Laura Ashley women’s fashion collection is rooted in heritage and blends feminine silhouettes with quintessential British charm.
An iconic 1990 photograph of our founder, Laura Ashley wearing a classic waxed Barbour jacket on the cover of ‘A Life By Design” by Anne Sebba and a shared appreciation for the Great British countryside served as the inspirational starting point for our newest collaboration that blends archive Laura Ashley patterns with traditional Barbour styles.
Two signature Laura Ashley patterns have been carefully selected for this season – Shepherd’s Purse, a design introduced in 1976 featuring distinctive heart-shaped seedpods that inspired the name, and Indienne, an Indian textile pattern from the 17th century used by Laura Ashley since 1985.
Incorporating the rich history from the Laura Ashley archive, this timeless capsule collection includes the classic Barbour waxed and quilted jackets, patterned shirts, ruffled dresses, knitted jumpers, and stylish accessories, completing a classic collection full of quintessential British charm, updated with a modern and stylish twist.
The Barbour Poplars Wax Jacket is influenced by the classic Barbour Beadnell wax jacket. Updated with a choice of the archive Laura Ashley print linings Indienne and Shepherd’s Purse, this style includes two signature handwarmer pockets and two bellows pockets with tonal embroidered Barbour branding. Completed in a robust wax cotton finish, it is ideal for the winter months.
The Barbour Spruce Quilt Jacket features a signature corduroy collar, handwarmer pockets, front bellows pockets, and a box quilt design. Completed with stud fastening and available in a choice of ‘navy’ and ‘olive’ with a choice of Shepherd’s Purse and Indienne lining, this is a jacket made for day trips in the British countryside.
The perfect layer for those cooler morning walks, the Barbour Larch Gilet is a reversible gilet with box quilting on one side and the Shepherd’s Purse and Indienne prints on the other. Available in navy and olive, it’s an easy to wear gilet.
The Barbour Yews Shirt is designed with a ruffle collar and a pin-tuck detailing for a nostalgic look. The garment is available in a colourful Shepherd’s Purse and Indienne patterns on textured cotton fabric.
A button through printed shirt dress designed with Laura Ashley’s Indienne floral print, the Barbour Elm Dress is made from a soft fabric to create a premium silk-like texture. A ruffled front placket highlights the garment’s Victorian influence, whilst the cut remains full length, presenting a classy and sophisticated dress.
The Barbour Elm Top is made from a super-soft jersey fabric. This floral top brings a feminine look to your daily wardrobe with a shirred cuff and ruffle detailing.
A fine wool Fair Isle sweater, the Barbour Poplars Knit features a distinct ribbed stitch round neckline and long sleeves gathered at the bottom to create a unique and vintage look to the knit.
The collection also features two midweight scarves made from a light fabric blend to create a silk like texture. Available in the Shepherd’s Purse print, the Barbour Elm Scarf includes a fringed hem, whilst the Barbour Spruce Scarf is designed with the Indienne print and has a block colour finish, presenting a chic scarf for both casual and formal occasions.
Discover the full collection at Lauraashleyusa.com