The lineup notes may have said “Very Perry,” but Michael Maccari’s collection was anything but.
While he definitely drew from vintage Perry Ellis designs for the knit offerings, Maccari made his own mark by adding an array of relaxed sportswear pieces and athletic references.
“I was inspired by guys coming to and from the gym,” he said, pointing to the open shirts, compression tights under baggy shorts and cropped bombers.
Playful prints in sweaters and jackets ranged from explosive weaves to painterly graphics, while the suit silhouette was very structured. The shoulder became more powerful, pants were fuller and the jackets were elongated. “I’m tired of seeing short jackets,” Maccari said.
An array of slouchy iridescent anoraks were a highlight of the show and displayed Maccari’s ability to blend the old and the new.