The Ravensbourne graduate is the subject of much buzz, particularly in the London fashion scene, having presented at Fashion East Men during London Fashion Week A/W '12. The collection was inspired by his father and the idea of "bring[ing] a bit of brightness to winter." The designer strives to make print and color cool for males, "taking away any stigma that it's feminine or gay." It's certainly a daunting task in a modern world where the male sex is still constrained by the classic definitions of masculinity and is subject to the harsh judgment of his peers. But it's a worthwhile cause, because women shouldn't be the only ones who can have fun with color. Whether or not fashion-conscious men will jump on the bandwagon, it is wonderful that Kit Neale is filling a void that has been empty for much too long.
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Kit Neale has succeeded, injecting his vibrant menswear looks with an element of toughness that will appeal to those who are tied up in the male instinct of strength. Who knew vegetable prints could look so good?
Kit Neale and his eponymous label have a pretty bare website, but the link can be found here if you wish to take a peek.