THE BARACUTA FOUR CLIMES COLLECTION: A TRIUMPHANT RETURN
The Baracuta Four Climes collection has just dropped, and it's causing a stir across the fashion world. Everyone, from your gran to the guy who delivers your post, is itching to get their hands on this line. And it's no wonder - the collection is a blend of Baracuta's British roots, its time in the USA, and the design influences of Japanese mastermind Daiki Suzuki. Baracuta started out in Manchester, England, way back in 1937. By the 1950s, it had set up shop in the Empire State Building, giving it the opportunity to grow and flourish in the US market. During this time, the brand went by the name Four Climes, which has now been brought back for the SS23 collection. Daiki Suzuki is known for his unique aesthetic that blends traditional Japanese design with contemporary Western influences. Baracuta and Daiki are introducing a seven-piece collection that pays homage to all three cultures: the UK, the USA, and Japan.
THE FOUR CLIMES MATERIALS The materials used in the collection are key to its success. Baracuta Cloth, the brand's signature material, used in many of its most iconic pieces, including the G9 Harrington Jacket, G4 Jacket, and G12 Coat. It's also used in the Four Climes collection, alongside Solaro, Denim, and Cotton. Solaro is a famous fabric in the fashion world, renowned for its iridescent effect. This comes from the construction of the yarn, which gives it a shimmering, almost otherworldly quality. Denim, on the other hand, represents the fusion of American style with Baracuta's English DNA. It's the first time the brand has used denim in its garments, and it's sure to be a hit with fans.
THE FOUR CLIMES COLLECTION The collection features four jackets, two parkas, and one pair of trousers, all inspired by classic US clothing. The Derby jacket, for example, maintains the classic pocket flaps of the G9 Harrington Jacket, but it ditches the umbrella back yoke and Fraser tartan. It also has an extra pocket in the back, making it stand out from the crowd. The Derby jacket comes in Baracuta Cloth, Solaro, Denim, and multicoloured big check high count cotton poplin. The parka is a modern take on the classic English mod-style model. Suzuki has completely deconstructed it and altered the side structure by giving it two button-up pleats. The parka is oversized, giving it a more contemporary feel that's perfect for those who want to make a statement. And then there's the Baracuta Cloth Brighton Trousers, a versatile addition to any wardrobe that can be paired with almost any outfit.
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