Neil Barrett, a favorite of mine when it comes to menswear, was holding his Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 presentation in Paris. Womenswear was the most part of the collection but the guests also had the opportunity (for those who didn’t go to Milan, for instance) to get a sneak peek of the menswear collection as a small (16 looks) runway show was going on.
For the next season, geometry and fabric-mixing are the keys of Neil Barrett’s collection. There is a strong link between both the menswear and women ready-to-wear collections. The prints are to be found in the two wardrobes and the detailing is impressive.
Leather is quilted in the shape of arrows and mixes on occasion with foal fur for incredibly mind-blowing multi-fabrics pieces. Even if the silhouettes are very androgynous (and caps are most definitely the hat for next season at Neil Barrett) , some pieces of garment are here to remind us of the feminity of the Neil Barrett woman, I think here of very flirty pleated miniskirts, virginal or to-die-for metal-tipped booties.
The colors are navy blue, black, white, camel and grey incorporated to the clothing to maximize the visual impact on the viewer and give a very polished and proposer finish.
Mary Yasmine Arrouche