Designer Dossier: Neil Barrett

He made his name in menswear before taking on women in 2006. With an edgy approach to tailored classics, he reigns as the master of new minimalism.

neil barrett
He made his name in menswear before taking on women in 2006. With an edgy approach to tailored classics, he reigns as the master of new minimalism.
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"I grew up in a tailoring family in the British seaport of Plymouth, an important military base. I was surrounded by uniforms and tailors. They were my first inspirations. I was always intrigued by the complexity of constructing garments."

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Pants $1,079.
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Neil Barrett's hometown, Plymouth, England.
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Spring 2012

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Dress $1,346.
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Jacket price upon request.
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"I aim to dress my female friends throughout their lives — 'through thick and thin,' as the saying goes. I design for a taste level, not an age level, with ideas and details inspired by a man's closet but adapted to fit a woman's lifestyle."

Vest $738.

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Jacket $1,258.
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Barrett's Tokyo flagship, designed by Zaha Hadid.
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Shoes $1,461.
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"The graphic fabrications for spring are based on enlarged traditional prints like houndstooth, chevrons, and nautical stripes that are unraveled to create unique black-and-white patterns."

All Neil Barrett; neilbarrett.com for stores.

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