Barena Venezia

i haven’t been able to get the spring lookbook for Barena Venezia out of my mind since spotting it at Honey Kennedy yesterday. Jen and i were actually swooning over it on twitter too, and we might have gone off on a tangent about bearded men and Roman gods… and bearded men as Roman gods (or in this case, Venetian gods). but please, don’t get side tracked. i need you to focus here.

the name ‘Berena’ comes from the Venetian term ‘baro’ which describes the territory of the Venetian lagoon between the land and water. in ancient times people in the baro traditionally wore versatile and functional clothing since they were farmers, hunters and fisherman – creating a distinctive style unique to the area.

The Barena collection is in fact inspired by the peculiar dress code created and used by the people who lived in these areas. Many of the garments in the collection are the reinterpretation of unique pieces found in museums, antique markets or books that portray old images. In fact, many of the wools specifically reproduced for the Barena collection, come from the archives of the most prestigious mills in Veneto, no longer in activity. Specific focus is given to construction details which make the garments unique in their simplicity.

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  • Reply Reptilia Wednesday 20 March, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Love all these clothing!!



  • Reply April Louise Wednesday 20 March, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I really like the way this shoot has been styled, nice and simple and the clothes are lovely and they look long lasting too, staple clothes are the most important!

  • Reply Maggie Wednesday 20 March, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Love the way this is styled – relaxed but refined. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Taryn Wednesday 20 March, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I love the way they did the spread- beautiful photos!


  • Reply Monica Wednesday 20 March, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Love clothes, I want them all. Beautiful shot too, thanks for sharing x

  • Reply Caroline Stefko Thursday 21 March, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I LOVE seeing fresh perspectives in fashion. It’s nice to see a culture that isn’t usually referenced. This is what makes fashion art.

  • Reply thecitygourmand Thursday 21 March, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I like the blue coat, reminds me of uni labs!

  • Reply Holls Friday 22 March, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I really just want to know where to buy those brooms.

  • Reply victoria Saturday 23 March, 2013 at 12:41 am

    The cut of that top dress, timeless and perfect – I’d have 5 of them in a heartbeat.

  • Reply Windsor Grace Saturday 23 March, 2013 at 4:05 am

    The brooms are awesome. I know I’m supposed to be focusing on the clothes, but the brooms are really cool.

  • Reply Paris Franz Sunday 24 March, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Great photo-shoot and great clothes!

  • Reply Fashion_iCook Thursday 4 April, 2013 at 1:16 pm


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