Bringing out the guy in every girl is how Neil Barrett
, he of the robust men's business, defines his approach to womenswear. And for a certain kind of suit-loving gal, Barrett's exacting tailoring and slouchy knits are perfection. He made good on his established MO for Spring while delivering some newness in the process. On-message double-breasted jackets, one or two in soft yet structured jersey, were a timely addition to his repertoire. He loves working with leather, but this season, instead of washing it and cutting it into his covetable bombers, he bonded fine layers to suiting fabric and knits. An elongated waistcoat—buttons, pockets, and all covered in hide—was the most interesting result of that process. Also newsworthy: A collaboration with Herno, the Italian luxury sportswear maker, produced a few weightless leather macs. Barrett fans and the uninitiated alike will find those hard to resist.