Rich tonal greys were – yet again – the tone du jour for Barrett one of the staunchest evangelists of the tailoring shade. But where stood out was in his patchworking and colour- (well, shade-) blocking. Sleeves appeared several shades lighter than the bodies of jackets, while tailoring and knitwear both used geometric blocking and alternative waistbands and cuffs. Texture differences were also used to add interest while bright pops of red and burnt orange .
A grey high buttoning 3sb, worn with grey shirt and black trousers best captured the ethic of Milan – pared down smart casual looks in a sombre palette. Bib-front and ruffled shirting underlined the casual re-take on eveningwear while longer line, tailored coats lined up alongside short peacoats for outerwear