Neil Barrett collaborates with Interview magazine on a special Hybrid Series. Celebrating entertainment icons, Barrett revisits the magazine’s archive of covers. Bringing together classic and contemporary stars, the British designer creates a hybrid of sorts. Modern entertainers such as Justin Bieber are represented alongside established stars like Brad Pitt. The line of t-shirts and neoprene sweatshirts are available for purchase on Barneys.com.
Talking about his collaboration with Interview magazine, Barrett shares, “The identity of the magazine as we know it now is so directional and distinctive that one somehow forgets how long it’s been around.” Combing through the archives, the designer explains, “It was so tricky to pick just 10 out of 400 covers. As I was given access to the all the past covers, it was like seeing your classmates from high school again—all the memories resonated vividly. I mean…Tom Cruise’s Interview with the Vampire issue? Unforgettable.”