Barena

Named after the periodically submerged salt marshes that dot the Venetian lagoon, and intent on evoking a time when the lagoon, the towns of the Veneto, and the surrounding fields hummed with workers dressed in what would now pass as formal attire, Barena Venezia offers an ever-evolving coupling of sportswear (in both classic and contemporary senses) with sophisticated tailoring. The emphasis on location is not incidental—founders Sandro Zara and Massimo Pigozzo both hail from the region and take great inspiration from historical documentation of fabric production and garment design, while the Barena Venezia production and design atelier is located just outside Venice proper. Pigozzo, serving as creative director since the brand’s launch in 1994, emphasizes a fabric-first design methodology in which styles are designed after a season’s fabrics are selected. Primarily sourced from Italian and British mills, the carefully chosen fabrics are all intended to be machine-washable, no matter their composition—cotton, linen, or woolen. Matching trousers and unstructured jackets; fleeces, rib knit crewnecks, and beaver cloth three-quarter coats; vivid prints and checks, subdued twill and hessian; Barena Venezia’s soft-spoken yet immediately identifiable sensibility offers an irresistible temptation to take work as play.

Barena - Navy Mura Atrico Peacoat

Barena

Navy Mura Atrico Peacoat

£685

Barena - Black Montano Riccio Jacket

Barena

Black Montano Riccio Jacket

£600

Barena - Navy Doria Selce Blazer

Barena

Navy Doria Selce Blazer

£510

Barena - Grey & Red Masolo Cimento Overshirt Jacket

Barena

Grey & Red Masolo Cimento Overshirt Jacket

£475

Barena - Navy Unico Cedrone Graf Overshirt Jacket

Barena

Navy Unico Cedrone Graf Overshirt Jacket

£450

Barena - Black Cedrone Molveno Jacket

Barena

Black Cedrone Molveno Jacket

£325

Barena - Off-White Cimador Mock Neck Sweater

Barena

Off-White Cimador Mock Neck Sweater

£300

Barena - Black Cimador Mock Neck Sweater

Barena

Black Cimador Mock Neck Sweater

£300

Barena - Black Corba Crewneck Sweater

Barena

Black Corba Crewneck Sweater

£295

Barena - Black Tamai Farre Trousers

Barena

Black Tamai Farre Trousers

£270

Barena - Black Masone Riccio Vest

Barena

Black Masone Riccio Vest

£250

Barena - Green Fondego Ronda Cargo Pants

Barena

Green Fondego Ronda Cargo Pants

£225

Barena - Navy Arenga Selce Trousers

Barena

Navy Arenga Selce Trousers

£210

Barena - Black Lio Sarza Trousers

Barena

Black Lio Sarza Trousers

£200

Barena - Off-White Teti Spin Shirt

Barena

Off-White Teti Spin Shirt

£160