Marble. Stone.Today, as we are slowly transitionning from winter to sping, INFASHIONTY wants to take you on a journey into antique times, thanks to a designer who’s spring summer collection was inspired by travel and Antique Rome imagery. Neil Barrett keeps on surprising us with collections that are essentialy masculine, vibrantly modern, crafted to perfection.
THE OLD MADE NEW
Never the kind to simply use an image and apply it to his garments, Neil Barrett had the idea to alter ancient statues imagery thanks to digital manipulation and use it as a key print for his collection. The result is a distorted face that is applied on shirts, t-shirts jackets or the designer’s signature sweatshirts, with an effect that is, as he said himself, “bizzare but cool”. I especially agree with the “cool” part.
I tried on one of these sweaters in the Neil Barrett flagship store in Milan last january.
Neil Barrett sweater – available HERE
Neil Barrett Spring Summer 2015 advertising campaign
Using these distorted and stretched images, the british designer has even succeeded in creating a complete “ancient roman camouflage” pattern, showing his ability to root his style in architecture and history while still making it extremely modern. Broken, streched, this original camo print is both innovative and visually stunning.
Neil Barrett bomber jacket – available HERE
Neil Barrett Camouflage Sweater – available HERE
PURE AND LIGHT
As usual, Barrett’s clothes look effortlessly cool but there’s a lot of technique and precise cutting behing each garment. Fabrics look very light for summer, carefuly selected and mixed together.
Zips are functional but also add structure and ease to the pieces.
Trousers are tailored, and jackets cut to perfection.
Such precision is emphasized by the pure way of presenting the looks, most of the time monochromatic. A minimal and graphic paradise.
I was inspired by this collection, the camel/sandstone color palette and the ancient Rome architecture theme, to create a look around a Neil Barrett sweater which is actually from the previous Autumn Winter 14 collection. I’m happy to present this look to you that I had been envisionning for a while. Thinking of the spring summer collection, I wanted to shoot in an environment with columns and stones.
This incredible sweater made me think of marble. I’ve recently found out that its pattern is actually inspired by bear fur.
I kept the outfit very neutral with camel pants, brown boots and brown eyewear.
Sweater – Neil Barrett autumn winter 15
Trousers – The Kooples
Here comes the end of our journey. I hope you enjoyed. Comment and give me your thoughts about the collection !