Fashion week is very much about the pomp and circumstance of the runway and celebrity, with shows often edging closer to an experience instead of the clothes. That absolutely wasn’t the case this season for Neil Barrett. His designs were among the most wearable and functional presented thus far for the entirety of Spring. Menswear-inspired blazers, bandeaus, moto-inspired leather skinnies, and practical kicks were all on the agenda for the designer.
Suiting took a utilitarian turn with oversized cargo pockets and military-influenced star pin insignia, while a retro vibe pervaded the assortment with gold aviators and collared leather jackets.
Stripes steeped the assortment in complete timelessness. Sneakers as anchors were refreshing, but the brand’s fans could easily slip on pumps for the office or a night out.
And hemlines were definitely reflective of the season. Barely-there minis were the absolute shortest, but nothing grazed the floor. All things vernal equal bare legs after all.
The fellas have been much more receptive to Barrett’s designs on the red carpet and while out and about than the ladies, but there are truly some stunners in here that need to be worn by Tinseltown’s finest. A simple, zip-front jacket with the aforementioned star pins seems like the right fit for Kendall Jenner and a high-waist denim and bandeau look feels perfect for Rihanna.
What do you think of the latest from Neil Barrett?