Fifties Americana was felt throughout Neil Barrett’s well executed collection, kept sober in black, white and red. Taking cues from the undulant shapes of Charles and Ray Eames’s furniture, Barrett sent out bulky T-shirts that featured inlaid fabric panels, bringing their ergonomic designs to life.
Cropped jackets with crew necklines took center stage. They came in a number of ultra-modern, masculine hybrids such as a perfecto-cum-bomber jacket, which mixed leather with padded neoprene for extra volume, while a blazer-bomber combination in nylon was more close-fitted and unassuming. Finely textured boucle T-shirts were a standout.
Barrett also staged a return to tailored pieces, presenting minimalist suit jackets with hidden buttons for a crisp and contemporary look. He nevertheless kept a street wear edge by matching them with roomy shorts.