Neil Barrett Spring/Summer 2013
Neil Barrett once again balances Sport and Smart perfectly, a combination which has kept the label fresh season after season. The colour pattern, prints and fabrics all play to the idea of a multi-layered, forward thinking tailoring that couldn’t be easier to wear – not a sentiment that could be applied to all of Spring/Summer 2013′s showings. A serious contender for collection of the season.
Fusing the safari motif with a contemporary view of sportswear and urban culture, Barrett arrives at a functional lineup, dressed in hues of purple and blue. Setting an easy tone right from the start with loose slouchy silhouettes and effortless combinations, sweatshirts, jackets, shorts and trousers paved the way for a tidy take on the contemporary wardrobe with a boy scout’s honor. Here, button-downs and coordinating shorts took on the comfort of pajamas, while an endless number of pieces made a stylish impact with imperfect streaks of color. Meanwhile, where the collection really hit its stride was the introduction of leather. Dark and stylish, the bad boy classic made an appearance with sharp fits and gorgeous color options, ranging from a deep purple to blood-red.
website: Neil Barrett.com
where to purchase: neilbarrett.com