Neil Barrett Cool Kids Clothes
Neil Barrett: A history
Neil Barrett has had an amazing fashion career thus far, and has worked at some of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world, first designing menswear and then branching out into women’s and childrenswear. This is the story of our Neil Barrett Cool Kids Clothes 2018. Born in Devon, South West England to a family of three generations of tailors on his paternal side, Neil Barrett became obsessed with cut and finish and wanted to pursue this and his love of fashion further. Studying at Central Saint Martin’s School and then the Royal College of Art in London, Barrett graduated and began his career at Florentine-based Gucci, where he went on to become senior men’s designer. After spending five years at Gucci, Neil approached Prada’s CEO Patrizio Bertelli with an idea to start a men’s line at the company; 8 months later Prada Menswear was born. His work at Prada was incredibly influential and helped start a blueprint for minimal menswear combining luxurious fabrics with unparalleled Italian craftsmanship and high-tech sportswear. After his success at Prada, Barrett founded his own-named label in 1999 and debuted it on the runway in 2000 at Pitti Uomo, Florence. There are hallmarks associated with Neil Barrett fashion such as precisely cut tailoring, accurate detailing and athletic elements that cover a wide spectrum of fits to cater to a diversity of markets. Think of Neil Barrett fashion as a modern interpretation of menswear staples; streamlined styling for the 21st Century. Much of this translates beautifully into both menswear and childrenswear.
In 2003, Neil Barrett collaborated with Puma on sports shoes and became creative director for a series of Puma tech collections. As part of this, Barrett also designed the Italian national team’s on pitch kit and formalwear; they went on to win the 2006 World Cup.
In 2009, Neil Barrett chose to strengthen the heart of his brand by creating a product division based in Tuscany, seeing 85% of his collections made in Italy, supporting Italian fabric mills and artisan producers. Similarly in 2011, Barrett decided to strengthen distribution. He opened a boutique in prestigious shopping mall The Landmark in Hong Kong, following this with two more brand openings in Seoul, South Korea. Throughout this Barrett partnered with architect Zaha Hadid for his store concepts, launching stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Macau and Hangzou.
Neil Barrett and celebrities
Neil Barrett’s exquisite tailoring, deconstructed clothes and quirky designs have attracted many celebrities since the line was created. Brad Pitt was at the forefront of this, wearing a Neil Barrett washed-leather vintage style jacket for the premiere of Mr and Mrs Smith in 2005, followed closely by Orlando Bloom and Jake Gyllenhaal. Then in 2013, Justin Timberlake wore a wardrobe made exclusively from Neil Barrett clothing for his 20/20 Experience World tour. He also wore Neil Barrett in the music video for his single from the 20/20 Experience album “Take Back The Night” from the same year.
I try to make men look masculine and credible-Neil Barrett
When he launched his womenswear collection, he attracted lots of female celebrities too; Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Kirsten Dunst have all been known to wear and support Neil Barrett.
Neil Barrett in film
As well as designing his own lines, working with other brands and dressing celebrities, Neil Barrett has contributed to a number of movie productions. With wardrobe contributions towards Spiderman 2 and 3, I-Robot for Will Smith and other contributions to Ghost Riders, the Neil Barrett name was propelled further into the spotlight.
Neil Barrett Cool Kids Clothes
Here at Designer Childrenswear, we stock a great range of Neil Barrett clothing both online and in our Sunderland store. From lightning bolts to balloon animals, his motifs are super cool and out of the ordinary and are available on sweatshirts, t-shirts, hoodies and backpacks.
Many of the Neil Barrett designs we have in store are perfect matches for mini-me fashion. Our cool boy clothes and their strong motifs are perfect matches for Neil Barrett menswear collections, making it really easy to match up with your mini-mes. Here are some great examples of our Neil Barrett collection worn by celebrities, so you can plan your mini-me matches!
Lightning Bolt Sweatshirt
This striking sweatshirt would make anyone stand out from the crowd! As seen on footballers such as Lionel Messi, boys will definitely want to match their heroes wearing this! Pair with black jeans, or joggers for a perfect monochrome finish.
Statue of Liberty sweatshirt
Our super-stylish and fashion forward Statue of Liberty sweatshirt is perfect for looking cool and street! See Zac Efron (above) wearing the t-shirt version of our amazing sweatshirt at the We Are Your Friends premiere. Wear this to feel red-carpet ready!
Neil Barrett Cool Kids Clothes 2018 encompass everything that is cool and street in childrenswear this season. In ages 8 to 14 years, we stock a wide variety of sizes and styles in store, from hooded tops, to sweatshirts, t-shirts, jogging pants and backpacks. Look magnificent in monochromes and shop Neil Barrett both online and in our Sunderland store.