Top image: Blackbarrett FW17 

Just as Neil Barrett settles into his new Milan headquarters, news arrives that the menswear designer is now launching a diffusion line dedicated to sportswear. The collection, titled Blackbarrett, fuses Barrett’s luxe-minimalist aesthetic with high-tech sportswear.

It turns out, Barrett is quite the athlete, he trains almost everyday and wanted his kit to reflect his design ethos and personal style. A self-proclaimed “no-logo designer”, the line focuses on cut and fit, offering slick gym-wear staples such as tracksuits, sneakers and technical-tees for his clientele who range from basketball players to American footballers, teenage fashion fanatics and gym-junkies worldwide.

The BLACKBARRETT FW17 Collection is now available at Selfridges, Matches and OKI-NI (online only).