Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Neil Barrett at Spring 2011 Milan Fashion Week in Neil Barrett

helena seger ibrahimovic and neil barrett / ph: tullio m. puglia, getty images

designer neil barrett attended several events in the past week in his own designs. on monday's dsquared2 spring 2011 womenswear show in milan, mr barrett wore a dual collared pea coat with leather inserts and sleeve detailing from the current fall winter 2010 collection.

neil barrett fall winter 2010 / gq, firstview

to be honest, i didn't like the way it was styled on the runway. the fit doesn't feel right, and it just seems a little too busy with everything going on. i couldn't find a standing shot of neil, but the jacket seemed to fit him fine. when i attended the neil barrett show back in january, dean and dan caten from dsquared2 were also in attendance. it's nice to see designers showing support for each other

back to the peacoat: with the leather detailing, i am somewhat surprised that the jacket retailed for much less than i expected: about £620. the jacket is available online here.

neil barrett / ph: tullio m. puglia, getty images

later on monday evening, mr barrett changed into something more formal when he attended the amfAR milano event. easily my favourite look, it's clean, simple and stylish. the dinner jacket was from his fall winter 2010 collection, also available online here.

neil barrett fall winter 2010 / ph: stefania d'alessandro, getty images

neil barrett / ph: vittorio zunino celotto, getty images

sometime last week, neil also attended "an italian dream: tod's and teatro alla scala cocktail party". the milan based british designer wore a leather bomber jacket, also from the current fall winter 2010 collection. i don't recall seeing this piece on the runway, but the jacket is available online here.

neil barrett fall winter 2010 / oki-ni.com

having attended his shows and the pleasure of speaking to him twice backstage, i must say he is a really nice and warm person. my most memorable experience, was him obliging to my request for a group photo with his models backstage. by the time the models were ready, there were several professional photographers there also waiting for the group shot opportunity. but he just looked straight into my tiny point and shoot camera, not posing for the other cameras. in this industry, it's very rare that someone gives you the time, space and recognition.

and a designer who believes in his own collections by wearing his creations. that really does speak volumes. i really like that.


  1. Great post! I really enjoyed reading it. Your personal story was very nice as well, glad you included it. I am now intrigued by Neil and his great style. All thanks to you... ;) You may have created a monster.

  2. i like his simple yet stunning designs...


what's he wearing?