Tuesday, August 2, 2016

People magazine features Sam Heughan as Barbour's Global ambassador


Outlander's Sam Heughan Is Designing Tartan Clothing, Aly Raisman Does a Routine in Jeans and More Style News

By Colleen Kratofil

BARBOUR


Sometimes we’re pretty convinced celebs just have more hours in a day than the rest of us. On top of their success as actors, singers, athletes, they’re always working on brand partnerships. Outlander‘s Sam Heughan is putting his fashion design skills to the test with Barbour, gymnast Aly Raisman is fronting Aéropostale’s back-to-school denim campaign, plus check out what’s new from Rihanna’s Dior partnership and Juicy Couture’s return to the tracksuit.

After serving as the Grand Marshall in the Barbour-sponsored N.Y.C. Tartan Day Parade, Outlander‘s Sam Heughan has been named the first Global Brand Ambassador for the English clothing company. And as part of his partnership Heughan will develop his own capsule collection made with the brand’s signature tartans — we’re holding out hope that includes a tartan kilt to add to his collection.


“I am delighted to be working with Barbour and feel very privileged that they have chosen me to be their first Global Brand Ambassador,” he said in a statement. “Being Scottish, I grew up with the brand and have always been a big fan — being born in the same rural area as John Barbour, in the south of Scotland.”


He also respects the longevity of the brand saying that he’s intrigued by how Barbour “has adapted yet retained its strong identity.” “I have a great passion for the company and their employees that feels more like I’ve been welcomed into their extended family. I very much look forward to designing my own capsule collection based on this ethos and to representing the brand in the UK, the US and internationally.



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