Neil Barrett is an English fashion designer. Now based in Milan, Italy he has had his fair share within the industry. When Neil completed his time at both Central Saint Martins School of Art&Design and The Royal College of art, in the capital that is London, he was recruited to work at Gucci, in time Barrett was the Senior Men's Designer. Having enjoyed his time working for Gucci, he approached the CEO of Prada, proposing an idea to start a Prada men's line. A short while later this, in fact, became a well-known brand. The Neil Barrett label was founded in 1999, with its debut on the runway in 2000 in Florence.
With Neil Barrett's sleek and progressive menswear line, you can see where he has made the choice to combine precisely cut tailoring, accurate detailing and athletic elements into his designs. Offering you clean and contemporary pieces including jackets, jumpers, T-shirts and trousers, Neil Barrett has covered a wide spectrum of fits to cater to a number of markets.
As well as his own label, Neil Barrett has created and participated in other projects, he collaborated with Puma with a collection of sports shoes, and in 2003 he was then named the creative director of a number of puma technical collections, including the Italy world cup 2006 football kit. Instead of investing in retail stores around the world, Neil Barrett chose to create a fashion house based in Tuscany, Italy. This is a place where the clothing is designed and made and with the 85% of the collection actually made in Italy. Today there are Neil Barrett boutiques in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Macau. Throughout the years, this brand has become extremely popular with celebrities including Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Justin Timberlake to name a few.