Monday, January 14, 2008

Winter 2008 Menswear Highlight: Neil Barrett

Since launching its collection in 1999, Neil Barrett has consistently hit the mark to become one of the strongest menswear lines on the runway. With 20 years of experience in the menswear business – having revolutionized menswear at Gucci and practically invented it at Prada – Neil has not ceased to perfect his aesthetic over the years. The 2008 winter collection revisits the gentleman code. Neil Barrett opens with a slim salopette paired with a tuxedo shirt, a bow tie and a declination of is ever-reinvented signature parka. This look is to set the stage for a succession of looks where white shirts are paired with a tie or bow-tie, slim salopette pants, with a vest, jacket or parka. The color palette: whites, blacks, greys and dark blues. The look: urban warrior, punk-rock gentleman, sober but dark. Add to that capes, mittens and a leather jacket and the Neil Barrett man is the elegant bad boy of the winter catwalk.

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