Duckie Brown is consistently our most anticipated show of all of New York Fashion Week. During this sophomore showing of the recently minted stand alone fashion week, it was once again the ticket we were most excited about as the day drew near. Showtime came… six models walked… show ended… WHAT???
The six looks that were shown were nowhere near the work that has caused celebratory cheers from the audience more times than I can count. White tops, Black bottoms & over pieces… well done for certain, but certainly not up to the level of brilliance we have all come to expect from the duo. What’s going on here? Was this a stunt? Was it a mistake? Did samples not arrive? Have the funds run out? Were the samples stolen? Many questions were not only heard by the attendees, & in each case, left unanswered. In conversation a day later with the grooming team, they were laughing at the situation & felt the show was “brilliant & ingenious”. This participant felt otherwise.
Time is the one commodity that most of the media have so little of (aside from sanity during Fashion Week…), yet we were hauled all the way downtown to the wilds of lower Manhattan, to be shown a mere six looks! There were many adjectives & expletives in play as we left the venue & ran off to the next show (which, deserving mention, showed a full collection), none were of the glowingly positive sort that are normally heard when exiting a Duckie Brown show. As Abraham Lincoln so famously said, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” I believe Mr. Silver & Cox should take notice & not try to fool their devotees once again, lest the tide of positivity that normally surrounds them may be noticeably less so.
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