Duckie Brown 2011 Fall/Winter Collection
New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday with a strong batch of menswear offerings for the Fall/Winter 2011 season. Among the first to show this season was Duckie Brown, the New York-based label headed by designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver. While you couldn’t tell from the opening look, which featured a sweater with low armholes and the sleeves sewn mid-chest, Duckie Brown’s collection this season was a little less quirky than usual. Among the most interesting looks from the collection were a blazer and sweater that featured digital prints. A large majority of the pieces were relaxed, employing fabrics like wool, cashmere and even bruised tweed for a look that was casual yet luxurious at the same time. Speaking of luxury, the designers continued the man fur trend that was seen on countless runways in Europe this season. Following their highly successful collaboration with Florsheim, it made perfect sense for Duckie Brown to rework the footwear label’s classic Ludgate boot, a style from the archives that dates back to 1909, for use on the runway. We’ll have our fingers crossed in anticipation of these making their way to the retail shelves.