Barbour Gets Ready for the Summer Festival Season

Barbour continues to provide must have items for the festival season. Come rain or shine, the Spring Summer 2012 collection offers items which both protect you from the elements and are stylish additions to your festival wardrobe.

With the summer season edging closer and the weather maintaining its indecisiveness, this can only mean one thing: festival season is upon us!. Although the glittering beacon that is Glastonbury is sadly absent this year, the festival season is still very much alive. Starting with the Isle of Wight festival in June and ending with Bestival in September, this summer is packed with the best musical talent around. From Creamfields to V Fest, T in the Park to Wireless, there is every festival around to feed each musical need, and a Barbour outfit to accompany each.

Barbour’s Town and Country Unisex Wellingtons should be the first items packed in any festival rucksack.  With soft latex outer and tartan lining, these wellies are the comfiest around and perfect for wearing whilst watching your favourite band in the mud. Available in an array of colours, these wellies are for both the style- seeker and the classic country lover.

Barbour classic wax jackets, the Bedale and the Beaufort, have become the pinnacle of festival fashion.  100% weatherproof, these classic jackets provide an unstructured oversized silhouette, smooth wax and large functional pockets for all those festival essentials. The Ladies Beadnell jacket - the latest companion to roam the festival fields - is infused with vibrant Liberty Floral prints for a hint of summer colour.  With plenty of pockets, to keep hands warm when the sun goes down, this is definitely an item that is going to make you one of the cool kids, especially in the bright green and blue wax.

Oversized wax jacket not for you? Try the ladies Vintage Wax Cape with an archival silhouette, distressed wax finish and functional pockets.  The cape is perfect to throw over layers, it even has a hood - great for when the weather can’t make up its mind!.

Layer up for when the sunshine makes an appearance and temperatures start to creep up. The Marla Polo is perfect for this, a ladies cotton polo available in dazzling summer colours, red, violet, white and navy, trimmed with Liberty Floral fabric which compliments the traditional English Rose complexion beautifully. Not forgetting the guys, the Placement Stripe Polo is a great protection against the sun not to mention a stylish addition to the wardrobe.

Don’t forget your sweater for when the sun goes down, no-one wants to have the chills while watching your favourite band! The Mote jumper for men is a functional sweat which will keep you warm and toasty, with classic Barbour elements such as its wax trim collar and embroidery on the chest. Alternatively grab a cashmere crew neck, so rewarding after all those nights of camping. For ladies we have a beautiful V Neck jumper in the brightest summer colours which will catch everyone’s attention.  With its simple design and soft cotton fabric, this jumper is the finishing touch to every outfit. 

Accessories are a must for the festival season, and what better way to parade individual style and true festival spirit by sporting Barbour’s Ladies Raffia Trilby? With a raffia outer and stylish leather hat band, this is the ultimate hat to accompany any festival outfit. Music lovers can also show off a fresh summery feel with the red floral Rose Tarras bag with cotton outer, leather trim and a functional strap. Alternatively, Barbour’s Canvas Tarras Bag with its bold patriotic Union Jack print back, cotton canvas outer and waxed leather trim details will look great slung over the shoulder, leaving hands free for dancing.

For further information, please contact Sarah Driscoll or Charlotte Armstrong or call 0191 427 4207.