Monday, September 8, 2008

The PERRY ELLIS spring 2009 Collection

TIME/PLACE: @11:30am, Friday, September 5, 2008
Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images, Dan Lecca, Courtesy of Mercedes Benz

The blue and white pinstripe that served as the backdrop was a perfect match to the blue and grays that dominated as a color palette.

TREND: Gray is the new black

The company’s calling the fresh shade of blue, “boy blue” and it looked good as an underpinning [blue striped shirt, a vest, or floral print shirt] paired with the loose and easy linen drawstring pants and Bermudas the Ellis customer has come to expect.

BEST: #15 the linen glenplaid leisure jacket which looked like a relaxed fit safari jacket.
Also of note was#19, the burnt orange fine gauge T-neck which was the only real color pop in the show.

Texture, the crinkled and crushed textures looked right as the Ellis customer is a guy who spends a lot of time out on the water sailing, - hence the deep tans and aviator shades [Perry Ellis, not Rayban].
Stripes were of course, prevalent and looked well on a poly-stripe [pink] lace-up “hippie anorak”.
The Ellis customer likes a little bit of fashion, but never in an uptight buttoned up way. We would though like to see them take a few risks, you can’t push a label forward without taking a few risks, just think of how far Duckie Brown has come in a few years by doing just that.

To shop and view more designs from the collection, visit the official website,