MILAN — Neil Barrett is plotting a busy year, including new retailing projects, a structured expansion in the Asian market and the launch of an accessories line for women and men.
In two weeks, the British designer will also launch what he defines as a "mono-product" women's collection made from men's fabrics: trousers and shirts based on his men's line and produced by the same manufacturer in charge of that division, which will evolve season after season with slight variations. "These will be men's pants with different shapes and fits for those women who are looking for a masculine touch [in their clothes]," said Barrett, whose reputation is built on well-cut, tailored suits and an absence of frills.
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