“We haven’t re-created Perry Ellis, we’ve invented a new men’s wear collection,” said Steven Cox and Daniel Silver backstage. Although the line offered references of the original Perry Ellis — khakis, boxy blazers, monochromatics — the designers added a Duckie Brown twist. They played with volume in drop-crotch pants and used metallics on sweaters and shorts. The dusty color palette of soft pinks, taupes and tans infused warmth into the minimalistic clothes that featured hints of athletic and military influences. Textured fabrics, including summer herringbone, linen and heavy canvas, added modernity to staples like cropped trenchcoats and dress pants. Among the highlights were the fitted bomber jackets, softly constructed suits and baggy shorts. And while the Duckie Brown and Perry Ellis aesthetics couldn’t be more different, Cox and Silver managed to merge the two without compromising the integrity of either.

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