British designer Neil Barrett, whose grandfather and great-grandfather were master tailors, knows a thing or two about clean lines and confident silhouettes. His latest collection, though manifested in his signature mod-art minimalism, was inspired by the Bahá’í Faith. It’s a bit difficult to get a pulse on precisely what that means, but one interpretation might lie in the 19th-century Persian religion’s core value of unity—that all races, religions and genders are created equal. From luxed-up sweatshirts to immaculate topcoats made more casual by cropping at the waist, every look on Barrett’s runway feels somehow equivalent; on a level playing field of laid-back formality. Check out other unifying themes that caught our eye below:
Get Mono. Black-on-black, camel-on-camel, navy-on-navy. Going monochromatic is subtle and forceful at the same time.
Textural Feelings. From leather panels to fuzzy wool to embossed chevron patterns, Barrett found countless ways to add interest to his restrained palette. (Click images to enlarge.)
Oddball Geometry. Quintessential shapes like crewnecks, bombers and blazers were treated as blank canvases for op-art graphics.
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Tommy Fazio, Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director, sent us a dispatch from the field after day one at Milan Fashion Week. Here’s what caught his eye at yesterday’s shows.
[L-R: Burberry, Neil Barrett, Versace]
[L-R: Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Neil Barrett]
A first look at the legendary designer’s return to her namesake label.
[L-R: Jil Sander, Valentino]
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Milan Fashion Week commenced yesterday, with some incredible Men’s collections for Spring/Summer 2013. Our Men’s team was there in the trenches, facing 90-degree heat and a day packed with show after inspiring show. Here are some favorite moments from Day One, courtesy of Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio.
“Color and shine.” [Burberry Spring 2013]
“Super chic.” [Burberry]
“Christopher [Bailey, Burberry designer] always loves a bit of rock and roll.”
“Show starts and so does the rain.” [Neil Barrett Spring 2013]
“Perfect summer sportcoat.” [Neil Barrett]
“The backpack is back.” [Neil Barrett]
“Versace goes Greek.”
“Men in grey at Corneliani.”
“Jorge, our Designer buyer, looking for his seat number.”
Photos and quotes by Tommy Fazio, Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director.
Check back soon for more from Milan and Spring 2013.
In the meantime, shop: Burberry | Versace | Grey Suits & Sportcoats
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