DUCKIE BROWN FOR PERRY ELLIS SPRING 2013 SNEAK PEAK
One of the top news stories that’ll come out of the men’s category at New York Fashion Week will be the first Perry Ellis collection to walk down the runway with new collaborators—Duckie Brown (Daniel Silver and Steven Cox). Silver and Cox watched just about every Perry Ellis show they could get their hands on and honed in on the famed designer’s sense of style and knack for humor. “We’re doing an American collaboration. So we have to be honest to it. It’s part homage, part quirky and all deeply stylish,” Cox explains as they create witty iterations of the mac, trench, baseball cap, the hoodie and the track suit. Also, we hear, khaki. Lots and lots of it. We also got a glance at their inspiration board—a parquet floor, Works in Bronze and Steel 2006 by John McCracken and a minimal piece from Dutch conceptual artist Schelten-Abbenes. The key words, it appears, will be wood, minimal, eggplant and subtlety. For now, we’ve got this sneak peak sketch and a brief and cheeky film about a hair cut with the Duckie Brown boys, which we think, has something to do about sending a fresh, new Perry Ellis collection down the runway come Fashion Week.