DUCKIE BROWN | FALL / WINTER 2012
Duckie Brown has taken the definition of relaxed tailoring to brand new levels, with his latest menswear collection. Loose trousers had an almost pyjama like quality, in a dark grey tartan that pooled around models ankles or bowed outwards, as were the elongated workman shirts in the same material. However this was contrasted drastically with very sharply tailored blazers and suits that appeared every so often.
Designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver showed no signs of changing their vision, despite teaming up with Perry Ellis to put together their latest collection. It was thought that maybe they would tone down their ideas and produce a more preppy, polished collection, but Cox and Silver still seemed ever the jokesters, putting together something that defied the usual commercial stylings. Furry toppers worn by some of their models are one example of this.
The materials used for Fall / Winter have a very English feel about them, with tweeds and herringbones making a prominent appearance on trousers and shirts. Again more designers choosing to use a muted colour palette for fall, greys and blacks were colours given top billing.
- Beth Price