Camouflage took over the clothing as Neil Barrett’s SS16 collection took over the space. The runway melded into outfits of digital disguise and structural serenity, at the intersection of English luxury and Italian craftsmanship.
The designer from Devon is forever making waves across shores – the majority of Barrett’s work is produced in Tuscany. A hybrid of worldly measures, SS16 utilised this season’s popular grey and blue shades and tailored pattern and print together dynamically. Rock ‘n’ roll never looked so easy to attain in black and blue leopard print trousers, cuffed at the ends, and classic leather jackets teamed with crisp white, wide collared shirts.
Much like SS15, Barrett’s meticulous attention-to-detail once again assured that value in quality and restraint are not to be overlooked. Bomber jackets, denim, and jacquard motifs never overwhelmed, with the balance of materials of equal importance to the balance of geometric prints. Cuts were slim-line, tapered and took on an athletic aesthetic. V-neck knitwear and pulse patterns slightly akin to Joy Division’s pulsing Unknown Pleasures cover artwork, the futuristic, modern menswear line was styled to be classic and culturally aware.