Saturday, November 20, 2010


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

We got a bit of perspective of this runway show that highlighted the talents of designer John Crocco ---when we recently spent a long weekend in Miami.

At the time of the Monday night RTW outing in September, we particularly noted how terrific this PE Spring collection would look on the snowbirds that flock to Florida for the winter...

... the nice cable knit cotton Abaca crews in summery shades like white, coral and even a rose tone... crisp cotton sateen dinner jackets, tropical wool and linen suits in grey heather, black...

...and nice tops---cotton vees in all sorts of beiges ("sandbar"), rugby stripes, camp shirts in cotton terry....

Trenches, cardigans...and sports coats (love the shade "Muskmelon").

Well done, easy to wear separates ---American cuts but a slimmer silhouette than some of the boxiness that can usually pass.

All in all the stylishhomage to Perry Ellis' sporty tradition was very well received--- though we understood the collection was inspired by French Director Jacques Tati's film "Mon Oncle."

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The buzz after the show= two thumbs up.

PLUS: PROJECT BEACH-A Perry Ellis Initiative To Restore The Gulf Coast Beaches...with net proceeds form the sale of a special white cotton polo...funding oil spill recovery programs.