Our Designer Neil Barrett Indipendent Creative Based In Milan
Neil barrett has being working in the fashion industry for 20 years, his passion for clothing and design, in particular tailoring begun in early age inspired and mused by his grand father and grate grand father who were both master tailors. Hi studied at bought prestigious Central Saint Martins and Royal college in London. On graduating Neil was approached by Gucci and from here he will begin he’s professional career. Italy gave him the opportunity of working directly with 2 masters of tailoring, the real best in Italy. Gucci and Prada. Giving him the opportunity of understanding and creating his own fabrics to a point where hi was consulted for the Italian fabric federation for the development of future fabrics. after 5 years of gucci neil presented the project to prada proposing the launch of the companies first men’s wear collection under Neil‘s directions as design director. the collection became known among fashion insiders as the forwarder of minimalistic men’s wear. this became the fining moment in men’s fashion history. from the first collection Neil Introduced technical sport fabrics into tailoring and stretch to classic men’s fabric there fore creating the first formal stretch man suiting, something is taken for granted nowadays, not existed before. in 1999 Neil Barrett brand was launched. Initially the company consisted of a team of 5, including neil, today the Milan based headquarters houses a team of 45. in 2009 Neil with trusted partners launched an industrial production platform based in Tuscany with an other team of 42 to independently produce the collection. The company success has been achieved purely by sales of clothing and in to word of mouth. Without the help of advertising or external investors . The brand has attracted contemporary celebrities, actors and actresses and artist of the music industry, with who Neil was in a one to one relation ship. Many of them whom wore the brand in occasion such as the oscars, fun premiers or to expand their own personal wardrobe. The first Neil Barrett mono brand store opened in Tokio. Zoha Haddid designed the concept, who was his first fashion store. Neil Barrett achieves to ragman an independent brand, in the past he has turned on new investments offers from the leading fashion groups as one he’s refuses a creative director roles from. Never wanted him to interpret his design integrity or the creative freedom he had by being independent.