Thursday, May 31, 2012

Eye on Neil Barrett

Illustration by Jolain

Neil Barrett, the Milan based British designer best known for his masterfully tailored men’s wear with an A-list clientele, is making his mark on women’s wear.  Barrett graduated from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design and earned his masters in men’s design from the Royal Collage of Art in London before moving to Italy where he designed for Gucci and Prada.  In 1999 he launched his own collection followed by a women’s collection in February of 2006.

Barrett’s women’s collections are naturally born of his penchant for impeccable tailoring, though they never look too rigid or masculine.  His women possess a cool chic nonchalance, which have elicited comparisons to Helmut Lang.  I’ve compiled a sampling of my favorite Barrett pieces starting with his superb Fall 2012 collection.  See for yourself and I think you’ll agree he is worth watching. 

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2007

Fall 2006

Above images from

Neil Barrett


  1. Wow! That was awesome. I love it, too much fashionable and too gorgeous. Keep it up and thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks Michelle, I'll be doing more Eye On features in the future, and will definitely keep watching Barrett, he's a huge talent.