MILAN — Neil Barrett is centralizing production under one roof — his own.
The designer has set up a production company called Factory, which is based in Fucecchio, Italy, with Ferrero Rosati and Alildo Boschi, the founders of high-end Italian leather goods manufacturer Santacroce. The deal went through in February, but Barrett spoke publicly about it for the first time Thursday at the presentation of his spring women’s ready-to-wear collection.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"