The Neil Barrett brand began life in 1999, created by the designer of the same name whose prestigious training included stints at Gucci and a highly influential period at fashion giant Prada. The label specializes in contemporary, minimal men's wear, and impeccable tailoring and a 'constructed' style have come to give the brand its very unique personality. Since it first began, Neil Barrett has expanded from a menswear only brand into womenswear, as well as shoes and accessories. The range of shoes from the label includes minimal thong sandals, as well as classic leather moccasins with a contemporary twist. Quilted leather sneakers, classic high-tops and designs that incorporate colored leathers and statement prints are also part of the line.