Duckie Brown has been on a roll of late. They’ve had several very successful designer collaborations – Shoes for Florsheim & coats for Odin – as well as a guest-designing gig for legendary men’s house Perry Ellis, complete with their name on the label… not bad. Add to that list of “highs” perhaps the best collection they’ve ever created: Fall 2013. This collection was everything the their fans have come to love from the quirky duo & more.
Clean, spare lines, inventive silhouettes, their trademark whimsical sense of color, & a world class casting & show staging came together in harmonious perfection & served as the standard against which the balance of Fashion Week would be judged. No one else came close.
The silhouette was A-line, or if not A-line, at least full on top, slim on the bottom. Coats & jackets carried the bulk of the fashion workload as nearly every look included a jacket or coat & each one was more covetable than the last. The look was best when the layers were worn three or four at a time with each layer adding another level of interest. Interesting too were the layered trousers that could only be noticed when the hems were contrasted. The colors were tightly edited & centered mostly in the Black & Khaki range, but a few fun brights found their way in with a Pink, a Crimson Red, Burgundy, a few Blues & even a Purple provided pops of interest.
The clothing wasn’t the only conversation post show. During the show, about a third into the line-up, the music went silent & the only sound was the pacing of the models & the shutters fluttering as each model reached the photo pit. Then, as Daniel & Steven emerged for their final bows, the music miraculously piped in once again. Was the music dying a purposeful trick or a technical mistake? Knowing the duo, I’m going to come down on the side of with intent, however many argued otherwise. Regardless, nothing could stop this powerhouse of a showing from shining bright.
Designer website: DuckieBrown.com