Neil Barrett has been designing fashion apparel for nearly twenty years. Both his grandfather and great grandfather were master tailors, and Neil’s passion for tailoring was cultivated at an early age.
Following his graduation from the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, Neil went on to earn his masters degree in men’s fashion design at the Royal College of Art in London.
Upon graduation, Neil’s design attracted the attention of Gucci and he was offered his first professional position.
Working for Gucci in the early 1990s in Florence, Neil gained extensive commercial and industrial experience. He was quickly promoted to senior men’s wear designer. After 5 successful years, Neil presented a project to Prada proposing the launch of their first designer men’s wear collection. Under Neil’s direction, Prada became world renowned as the forerunner of “minimalist” men’s wear.
In 1999, Neil launched the Neil Barrett men’s collection, and a women’s collection was soon to follow. Neil Barrett joined the Milan Fashion calendar featuring his men’s collection along with some women’s looks in January of 2002.
In 2003, Neil co-launched a collection of athletic sport shoes branded Puma by Neil Barrett associating the Neil Barrett name with one of the world’s leading athletic sport-wear mega brands. That same year, Neil was hired by MTV 7 Channel 4 as a presenter.
The following year, Puma named Neil Barrett Creative Director for the Italian National Football Team’s 2004 Euro cup “on pitch kit” training and formal wear. The Italian National Football Team’s players wore exclusively, head-to-toe Neil Barrett – designed products.
Neil held his first women’s show during New York’s fashion week in February of 2006.
For the 2006 World Cup hosted by Berlin, the Italien National Football Team is once again sporting “on pitch kit” designs co-branded Neil Barrett and Puma.
Endorsed by the “Hollywood A List”, the world’s fashion trendsetter the Neil Barrett men and women’s collections includes day and evening attire, shoes and accessories.
The brand’s unique designs combine a family heritage of British tailoring skills with the Italian craftsmanship. Neil’s unique signature style stems from his reworking of iconic men’s wear details and fit. The product’s broad appeal lies in Neil’s ability to combine timeless quality, wearability and fashion trend.
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