|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.
|Above images from style.com|