Natural sunlight peers through the glass paned windows of Industria Studios, casting an effervescent glow on the runway. Tall sleek male models, covered in floral tattoos, start to glide out one by one, as they begin Duckie Brown’s Spring 2013 Fashion Show. A collaboration of piano and drum thud in the background while denim, plaid, pastels, and neutrals combine into one flawless collection of menswear fashion.
Referencing back to their Fall 2012 collection, designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver continue their use of plaid. On both tops and bottoms, they use subtle pops of colors in the pattern to slowly ease back into the spring season. In another homage to their fall collection, Duckie Brown put a spin on the staple short by adding a wide leg flare to the everyday capri.
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Geometrically minded, angled jackets and draped pants add more structure to the Spring collection, while the Fall collection had been of loosely layered ensembles. Pastel suspenders hang like necklaces around the models’ necks and shoulders, and reach down towards the men’s Florsheim by Duckie Brown loafers. Continuing with the idea of light and airy, ruffles also come into play on one exquisite floral inspired overcoat, closing the show with gasps.
After the applause ends, I rush backstage to interview Cox and Silver about their new successful collection. When asking about their continuation of styles from one collection to the next, Cox states, “everything comes from another”, while Silver simply replies, “it’s always a continuing story.” With always another inspiring idea in the back of their minds, Cox and Silver will be sure to astonish us next season.
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