9 posts tagged "Neil Barrett"
Maybe it’s the upcoming Summer Olympic Games—the opening ceremony is July 27 in London—but track pants have really taken off. No, not the ones with logos written across the bum or those stretched-out old standbys you wear on the couch at home. We’re talking about tailored sweats that simply need a pair of heels to go from day to night. At Bottega Veneta‘s recent Resort presentation, Tomas Maier showed color-blocked tracksuits as weekend wear, while Neil Barrett and Chloé‘s Clare Waight Keller featured tapered versions with elastic at the ankles for Fall. Style.com’s own Marina Larroude was snapped test-driving a pair during Milan fashion week. Her take on the comfy-chic trend? “I love how you can dress them up with a silk shirt and dress them down with a tank or sneakers.”
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Only a Roman Polanski flick could turn the focus of New York City nightlife from clothes to film on the final night of fashion week. As the Calvin Klein party raged in the Meatpacking District and the glasses were raised in the Bryant Park tents one last time, a select few took in Polanski’s new thriller, The Ghost Writer, at the Cinema Society and Screenvision showing at the Crosby Street Hotel. Stars Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor then took the party upstairs to mingle with Brooke Shields, Julian Schnabel, and U2′s The Edge. With Shields making front-row appearances this week, we wondered—did any of the others make it to the shows?
None had, but they all were well attired, thanks to friends in high places. “I wish I’d gone to the shows!” said Brosnan’s wife, Keely Shaye Smith. “My friend Carmen Marc Valvo made the dress I’m wearing tonight. I saw photos from his Fall 2010 show—his collection is stunning! You can tell him I said that.” Duly reported. Meanwhile, McGregor confessed, “I’m not very involved in fashion, but I do love clothes. I wear a lot of Neil Barrett, because we’re friends—his clothing fits me well, and I’m loyal to him. I also met Lars Nilsson in Berlin and really like his work. But I’ve only been to one fashion show in my life, John Varvatos in 2007, and that was to watch Iggy Pop perform.”
Neil Barrett’s women’s collection has always been about sharp cuts, but for Fall there’s even more splicing and dicing than usual. “It’s about dissecting an Englishman’s wardrobe and putting it back together,” he explained, pointing out a a scarf made from a jacket lapel, a shirt with cuffs at the shoulder, tank dresses patchworked together from men’s suiting fabrics, and soft, drapey, double-layer tees. His new in-store concept, which he previewed for Style.com, follows a similar principle, except the angles of his clothes are replaced by Zaha Hadid’s curves. The architect, who designed the Tokyo shop he opened last year, has created a system of components that can be configured and reconfigured like a 3-D puzzle with very streamlined, space-age results. Barrett’s Hadid-designed Bergdorf Goodman outpost is set to open next January.