Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Barnabé Hardy fall winter 2010

.: barnabé hardy parka with detachable hood in dipped lamb / barnabéhardy.com :.

i am a massive fan of balenciaga menswear. i've talked about them numerous times, and showcased a few of my treasured pieces on here. back in april 2009, i wrote that i was somewhat disappointed with the current direction that balenciaga menswear is taking. after the romantic yet epic adventure themed fall winter 2007, balenciaga menswear seemed to have taken on where hedi slimane have left off with dior homme. it is difficult to see their womenswear going strength to strength, leading the pack, but menswear just that bit lucklustre, capitalising on the skinny boys regime, and recently the harem wearing brigade.

and true to my suspicion, balenciaga's previous menswear designer have left the building. sorry to shatter the illusions of every balenciaga menswear's lover: we all love nicolas ghesquière, but he probably oversees the entire maison and menswear is under the helm of someone else. that someone else up until 2007, was barnabé hardy. after cutting his teeth at balenciaga and launching the label’s menswear in 2002, hardy decided to fly solo with his eponymous collection of leather jackets.

i am so happy to have found barnabé hardy's collection. for lack of better vocabulary, his leather jackets are to-die-for. i found that bit of the old balenciaga menswear that i love, that bit of tough romanticism that the current balenciaga seemed to have passed on.

bomber jacket in dipped lamb & detachable mink / racoon collar

embroidered military jacket in dipped lamb. limited edition 10 pieces

"target" bomber jacket in dipped lamb 

multicolor jacquard round neck sweater in merinos

the piece that i am most probably going to cross the eurotunnel for, is the above shearling biker jacket & multicolor jacquard knitwear in merino wool. i've been on the hunt for the perfect leather jacket for ages, and i think i might have just found it. i need both jacket and sweater, des-per-ate-ly. yes i want that snood too.

bring on winter already, paris is calling. i love barnabé hardy!



  1. oh wow, that last jacket is so beautiful it gives me a heartache.

  2. I agree with you completely -- these jackets are to die for! :)

  3. It's really to die for. Please take another one for me too. :)

  4. You really know how to do your research!
    That target bomber is pretty exquisite too.

  5. what are the price points like?

  6. I've been looking for a leather jacket as well. thanks for posting this

  7. parth: no idea on price points, but i will find out, as i am really keen on the jackets!

  8. oooo I want to grope the brown one.

  9. The target bomber jacket is gorgeous, love it.


  10. thanks for featuring him, the collection is amazing!

  11. Hey dude, got a good collection. I agree with you completely -- these jackets are to die for.


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