By  on June 2, 2011

Duckie Brown’s Steven Cox and Daniel Silver have always been fearless with their men’s wear designs, openly flirting with what some might dub more feminine overtures: crafting jackets from floral lace or sending shocking pink pants down the runway. “I suppose our stuff sometimes lends itself to women’s wear,” says Cox. “There’s a sense of color, a sense of humor and fun. We use organza, gazar, chiffon, which are classically women’s fabrics, but what makes a fabric a man’s or a woman’s? It doesn’t have a penis or a vagina.” Silver chimes in: “We’ve never been very good at limiting ourselves.”

Given their no-holds-barred approach, it’s not surprising that Cox and Silver are finally — after designing men’s clothes for 10 years — diving into women’s this fall. (They don’t do resort.) What is startling, however, is the collection itself: There’s nary a female note throughout. Instead, Mrs. Brown, as the collection is named, puts the spotlight on a girl’s cool inner tomboy.

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