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ARCHIVIO 1993

ARCHIVIO 1993

We are proud to share with you something that truly typifies Barena as a brand. To create Archivio 1993 we returned to our rich fabric archive in our Venetian studio. Massimo and Francesca, the menswear and womenswear creative directors, worked hard with the atelier to create a collection of garments comprised entirely of “finepezza” (dead-stock) fabrics: unique swatches from the 90s, the notorious 60s and a few rarities snatched up in the early 00s. All garments were produced within a few miles radius of Venice by independent, family-owned factories. As a family business Barena has been dealing with fabrics, design and sales since 1961. Barena, as we know it today, was born out of our fabric and pattern collections in 1993, giving the Archivio collection its name. In a way Archivio1993 acts as a sartorial history of Barena; through this curation of our best fabrics, textures and weaves we created a singular run of silhouettes that exemplify our approach to clothing. For us the design process always starts with our fabrics which are designed and crafted in collaboration with our exclusive Veneto-based suppliers. Archivio 1993 exhibits all the qualities of traditional workwear but with a modern aesthetic, merging the past with the present day, built entirely from our profound understanding of tailoring, heritage and contemporary workwear. Strongly rooted in our traditional lifestyle, alongside the lagoon, this collection fully embraces the vivid dialogue between street, office and down-time, while respecting the environment by minimizing waste and utilizing our fabric remnants.

Photographer - Adam Titchener
Stylist - Jordan Dean Schneider