The one and only Neil Barrett got inspired by the Bauhaus movement for his Fall-Winter 2013-2014 men's collection. Modernism, the superficial ornament, the geometric and mathematical exactitude in design are the key elements of the collection.
The classic men's overcoat is reworked alongside the sweatshirt and blouson, sportswear staples reconfigured with razor tailoring to function as casual or formal wear. The outerwear fit is slightly oversized, holding itself away from the form with underpieces fitted. Tailoring creates controlled volume, internal belts drawing fabric against the body.
Colours are blocked diagonally to contrast or used tonally to highlight the tactile texture of fabrics, and these include lasered fur, mohair, finest nappa, ponyskin, velvet and sweatshirting, and a multitude of wools, from pressed astrakhan wool and fur-like Casentino through melange, rubberised finishes and compact, felted layers. Fabrics are bonded together to give seamless structure, a raw edge revealing the internal layers and creating graphic stripes to outline a garment.