New York Fashion Week: Men’s began bright and early with the Perry Ellis spring collection at 9 a.m. Monday at The Hippodrome. With iced coffees in hand, sleepy editors, bloggers, style savants and photographers drifted through the glossy presentation staged inside the industrial space.


Although all eyes were glued to the iridescent collection, it was hard not to catch Nick Cannon, what with his pair of sequin-encrusted, blinding blinged-out smoking shoes.


“Fashion is all about making a statement,” Cannon shrugged. The 35-year-old was naturally in Perry Ellis, opting for an all blue ensemble of a vest, dress shirt and slacks, topped off with a polka dot pocket square.


“I’ve always loved the brand. I mean, ever since I was a kid in high school, I aspired to get a Perry Ellis piece. In the world of style, their choices and vibe is very much like my own — extremely classy but then it also pops with a touch of flashy every once in a while,” Cannon smiled, literally gleaming from head to toe.

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