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Duckie Brown
Spring 2008 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 5, 2007

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photographed by Eli Ceballos

 


Daniel Silver and Steven Brown of Duckie Brown once again proved that menswear does not need to be mired down in predictable lines. The spring 2008 collection included classic favorites that were reinterpreted with new twists. This experimentation created sleek silhouettes with a sense of fun and imagination. The bright yellow trench, lengthened shorts, beanie hats, and bright punches of color lit up the runway with a preppy-gone-playful sensibility.

The duo even juxtaposed gold lamé against more traditional slim cut pants with wide legs. This subversiveness played out well and was positioned against perfect proportions. There was a Seventies feel throughout much of the line, especially the collars.

The return of the three piece suit and dropped crotches showed an emphasis on construction and a deep understanding of creating dramatic statements. The flowered prints were bold, and these pieces showcased a youthful vibe.

Expert tailoring and color-me-clever garments created a cohesive collection. The prepster pieces kept the clothing looking clean while bursts of shine achieved that signature Duckie Brown style.


 

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