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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The DUCKIE BROWN spring 2010 collection show
TEXT, VIVIAN G. KELLY
Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
TIME & PLACE: Thursday, September 9, 2009
Bryant Park, The Salon
You never do know what you’re going to get from the boys which is why everyone loves going to this show.
There was an absence of black and in its place there was gray, taupe and more gray. The color accent this season – turquoise here and there, as a suede shoe or a sheer shirt which looks really great if you’re tan and in shape The taupy tweeds had the look of a refined lumberjack and the Fez hats were a fun touch as were the oversize prom queen bow on the front of a gray walking pant.
The duo experimented with texture in their lightweight tweeds and sheer abstract floral print shirts.
Perhaps what most struck us was the absence of traditional suits. Instead, there were long jackets in paler than pale pastels with walking shorts. This isn't the easiest look to be able to carry-off. Cool guys like SOMA Magazine's NY Style Editor, MICHAEL COHEN, can pull-off the look. Being tall and thin helps!