NEW YORK, Sep 10, 2009 / FW/ — Structured yet soft, classic yet modern, Steven Cox and Daniel Silver did it again for Spring 2010 – sent out a winning and innovative collection that just left the audience asking for more.
Starting with the suit jacket that they cut just a teeny weeny bit wider to make it relaxed, but not too relaxed to make it baggy, Duckie Brown’s Cox and Silver fine tuned the classics their way. And that actually set the tone for the collection.
Updating the classics seemed to be Duckie Brown’s mission this season: the safari jacket was turned into plaid, the fabric belt ended into a bow instead of a buckle, while the pockets became 3-D.
Redoing the sleeves of the classic men’s shirt, Duckie Brown proposed short kimono-style sleeves. For the mathematically oriented, this is 1 +1 = 2; yet for the philosophically oriented, the resulting look is a good example of the old adage, “the whole is more than just the sum of its parts.”
For Duckie Brown, taking something ordinary to make it extraordinary is the order of the day. The 1920s-style men’s swimsuit was modernized to the point that it is sexy!
With this collection, it will not be surprising if they get nominated once again for the CFDA Best Menswear Designer of the Year.
Photos by EDWARD COLELLI