MILAN — Neil Barrett is making its debut in the ath-leisure arena.The British designer next month will introduce the BlackBarrett line, carrying fitness and leisure men’s collections.The label’s first lineup includes a range of gym and fitness pieces revealing the brand’s signature aesthetic, yet crafted from performance fabrics.Barrett’s iconic graphic patterns in urban tones of black, gray and white are juxtaposed to a vivid red hue on a range of sharp-cut designs. They include sweatshirts, running shorts, sweat-wicking cotton fleece jogging pants, as well as T-shirts and tank tops.The fashionable collection also features several outerwear styles, such as anoraks and quilted vests with sealed seams and reflective stripes, as well as nylon windbreakers embellished with contrasting piping and scuba hoods.Designed to be functional and practical, the pieces reveal diagonal cuts to facilitate movements, along with sealed zippers and built-in pockets enabling to safely carry personal belongings while training.Laser-cut and embossed details, as well as tailoring-inspired stitching, add a sophisticated, textured appeal to the collection.[caption id="attachment_10904161" align="aligncenter" width="2480"] Neil Barrett's BlackBarrett ath-leisure line.[/caption]For fall, retail prices range from $160 to $187 for T-shirts and tops, and from $520 to $870 for the outerwear rage. In addition, shorts and pants will be sold from $220 to $400, while sweatshirts will come at between $285 and $435.The collection will be available worldwide from July at Neil Barrett shops, as well at selected multibrand stores. In the United States, BlackBarrett will be sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus locations, as well as online at ssense.com.In December, the designer’s first men’s skiwear collection, under the Neil Barrett moniker, made its in-store debut at Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman in the United States, Holt Renfrew in Canada, Harrods and Selfridges in the U.K., as well as online at Canadian e-tailer Ssense.com and Luisaviaroma.com. The designer’s contemporary style and urban attitude are reflected in both this skiwear line and in the BlackBarrett range.
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