PERRY ELLIS by Duckie Brown
Ahhh Perry Ellis – America’s man in khakis and a blazer. The label’s basics of classic [slash] preppy fashions of the eighties and nineties smartly turned modern with menswear designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver of Duckie Brown for Spring 2013. A backstage glimpse revealed a crew of well coiffed fellas that donned taupe seamless wool caps and a well-dressed man’s shoes to round out the suited for avante style attitude this season.
The sportswear elements are all there, plus some rider, military, and athletic influences that give depth to tailored pieces- all with a Duckie Brown fun vibe. Fabrics textures of linens, heavy canvas, and a lightweight herringbone added an interesting sophistication to staples of trenches and slacks. Edgy ensembles included comfy constructed suits, baggy britches, and cool bombers. The tonal color palette consisting of a variety of sandy shades and warmly hued moments perfectly complimented the fine line of Perry meets playful with polka dots, big plaids, and stripes.The Duckie dapperness was in full bloom on the runway without straying so far it would be considered disgraceful, oh no – it is definitely modern while tasteful, with extra flair for show! Written by Sarah Freiseis.