Finally, We Can All Channel Alexa Chung’s Infamous Festival Look With This New Collection

These are the perfect transseasonal coats.

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by Hannah Banks-Walker |

Lo and behold, Alexa Chung has just given us a reason to (almost) get excited about a drizzly forecast. Her latest collaboration with Barbour, the name to know for wax jackets since 1894, has just dropped, and contains all the cold-weather gear you need to survive the last dregs of winter.

Alexa Chung at Glastonbury, 2010
Alexa Chung at Glastonbury, 2010

It makes sense that Alexa Chung would team up with Barbour to put her own spin on the classic wax jacket. It’s an item she made infinitely cooler by wearing it at Glastonbury in the mid-noughties with everything from a teeny-weeny silver slip dress to skinny latex trousers. The collaboration, by the by, is actually between Barbour and Chung's eponymous fashion label ALEXACHUNG, and, as usual, has drawn inspiration from heritage brand’s own archives.

Alexa Chung at Glastonbury, 2016
Alexa Chung at Glastonbury, 2016 ©Getty

For SS22, which marks her sixth collection with Barbour, Chung was inspired by the '90s. Looking at the collection, which is styled over sequinned minidresses and mud-caked welly boots, it's clear that the starting point was the glam-grunge mood of festival season.

The Earnest Jacket
The Earnest Jacket ©Barbour by ALEXACHUNG

'Although my attachment to my Barbour may have begun as a child somewhere in a field in Hampshire, it most certainly came of age at a British music festival. This season our collaboration explores the fruitful relationship between rock festivals and practical outerwear,' said Chung.

The Lucille Jacket
The Lucille Jacket ©Barbour by ALEXACHUNG

I can certainly imagine spending the early days of spring in the Lucille, which took inspiration from the oldest jacket in the archive, the Haydon, or to those in the know, 'Old Harry's Jacket'. The sandy brown and double-breasted design captures the adventurous spirit of Uncle Harry, a pioneering wildlife photographer, and has a vintage feel that will only get better with age.

The Myrtle Jacket
The Myrtle Jacket ©Barbour by ALEXACHUNG

And when the weather forecast is truly cold, try the Myrtle, an onion-quilt style that comes with deep pockets (perfect for phones, dog treats and snacks).

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SHOP: Barbour by ALEXACHUNG

Earnest Jacket, £349
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Hilda Quilted Jacket, £299
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Lucille Wax Jacket, £399
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Lyra Wax Jacket, £429
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Myrtle Quilted Jacket, £249
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Lyra Wax Jacket, £429
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Nannie Wax Jacket, £499
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Virigina Casual Jacket, £299
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Virigina Casual Jacket, £299
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