Sunday, January 12, 2014

BEAUTY: Clothing--Neil Barrett

Two fun motifs caught my eye at Neil Barrett for his Fall-Winter '14-'15 collection at Milano Moda Uomo: 1) ombré, which refers to a graduated or stepped hue (ombré material has had a strong showing in interior design recently showing up on drapery, pillows, and upholstery) and 2) lightning bolts.

I really like how some of the ombré pieces seem to not only change hue but also material, going from tanned and polished leather to suede.

And I can't see a classic lightning bolt pattern without flashing on Bowie's Aladdin Sane, but unlike Bowie's dynamic, diagonal slash, here it seems so clean, static, and isolated that it almost takes on the property of some kind of rune...

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