The Cool Luxe Look of Barque New York
PARIS, France - If Paris truly is the city of love, then it seems only right that Barque NY unveiled its S/S 13 collection at the (capsule) trade show in the picturesque French capital.
Defined as creating collections which represent modern interpretations of known classics, the brand restates this essence and spirit of rejuvenation within the handsome new collection.
Creative Director and designer, Gilbert Chen plays with new silhouettes combining laid back cool with luxe in the collection’s statement double breasted, unconstructed blazer available in hot off the trend madras print.
Each and every item in the collection has been created to revitalize established conventions, a feat achieved by innovatively working an array of textiles into the styles.
From colorful yet quintessentially summery seersucker, quirky patchwork shirting, lavish double-faced cotton, Breton stripe jersey, and the sumptuous hooded pullover sweaters, Barque S/S 13 brings the label’s signature clean cut aesthetic up to date and introduces a new daring degree of vibrancy, fun and attitude.
While the color story remains ever true to Barque’s archetypal palette of beige, blue and navy with pops of orange and shades of grey, key pieces in the new season’s collection embody entirely new interpretations of traditional staples.
Japanese denim with nautical inspired dobby takes form in a standout blazer, alongside a unique unconstructed smart jacket in patchwork shirting while heavy jersey henleys are available in a variety of wide and narrow stripes.
A barracuda jacket in muted seersucker stripes completes the experimental implementation of materials into the laid back tailoring which defines the brand.
The results are items that are perfect for people who want to dress up casually or look sharp in casual wear.