JUSTIN DONS BARRETT: Justin Timberlake is wearing a range of Neil Barrett custom-made looks during the second part of his “The 20/20 Experience World Tour,” beginning with his performance in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
In keeping with his signature aesthetic, combining tailoring and streetwear elements, Barrett designed clean-lined clothes decorated with graphics inspired by the modernist artistic movement and Bauhaus architecture. The designer also outfitted Timberlake’s band and dancers.
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“I’ve always admired Justin as an artist and for his style. Not to mention his charisma is contagious,” Barrett said. “Justin’s approach to fashion is very much in sync with the design ethos of the brand. He is a true pleasure to work with.”
The collaboration is only the latest phase in the partnership between Timberlake and Barrett, who dressed the artist on many occasions, including the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, the “Legend of Summer” Tour and several music videos.