Brilliant menswear design duo Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, known as Duckie Brown, showed their Fall/Winter 2015 collection at Industria Studios in New York City. This season the designers chose not to have the dressing area hidden from attendees, thus lending chaotic voyeurism into the festivities, which is usually known to the rest of us as “backstage fashion.” It was a very interesting concept and it seemed to go over quite well with the fashion crowd. The set wasn’t the only unusual part of the show. The clothing took on a different stance as well. When thinking of fall/winter weather, light weight fabrics and pastel colors don’t usually come to mind. There was an abundance of fine silks seen both in blouses–yes, men’s blouses–and jackets. For example, there were low cut satin wrap tops and turtleneck blouses, lending that androgynous feel. We applaud that these talented designers took a not so traditional path in their elegant winter menswear collection. Staple Duckie pieces like sleek bombers and dramatic full cut trousers were also present. They closed the show with a beautiful grey military style trench coat. And we also loved that they used the classic white converse tennis shoe for every look. The men’s grooming seemed very minimal, with tousled center parts. This was definitely a standout collection and show, much different from the rest that we’ve seen so far this New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson.
The Duckie Brown menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2015 was all about pastels, plaids, stripes…and a bit of blue glitter thrown into the mix. Daniel Silver and Steven Cox, the duo behind the New York based label, had their Manchester roots immersed throughout this collection. The Verve and Stone Roses blasted at Industria Studios, as models walked the runway, draped in the Duckie Brown fusion of quirky meets conventional. We are crazy for anything plaid and the designers clashed plaids with pastels. Trousers were cut high waisted and we admired the 50’s style camp shirts. Models wore white Jack Purcell sneakers, the quintessential choice for a young gentleman. A standout piece that charmed us was the terrific oversized white hooded trench. And, we love that they threw in a blue glam glitter jacket! Our love affair with Duckie Brown menswear always keeps our wandering eye at bay! Photography Alexander Thompson.
Daniel Silver and Steven Cox, the artistic design duo for Duckie Brown, presented their brilliant “The Duckie Has Two Faces” Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection to a full house at Industria Studios in New York City. Their past men’s collections have always shown a hint of androgyny and this season was no different. The designs stuck true to their interesting twisted mix of tough, yet slightly feminine looks. Oversized shiny metallic silk shirts and jackets were paired with brightly colored slim-cut trousers and black leather slippers. More importantly was the short jacket thrown over the extremely long shirt, giving the illusion of a man wearing a skirt. This season the talented designers showed their first ever womenswear collection. The women’s pieces seemed a bit more grown-up and less playful than the men’s. The beautifully cut blouses, trousers and trench coats in elegant fabrics still had a sprinkle of that modern “Duckie” edge. We really applaud the direction of the women’s line and are very eager to see how they’ll proceed with future collections. We also loved the make-up looks presented by the always cutting-edge Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, which complimented the entire modern clothing collection. Photography Alexander Thompson.