In his debut for Perry Ellis, Michael Maccari excels the American icon with the brand’s main collection paired with sophisticated play of fabrics, color, pattern and layers. Inspired by his environment, New York City’s architectural grids, linear elements along with the work of artist Sean Scully and his repetitive stripe sequences and bold colors, Mr. Maccari invited a fresh view on timeless dressing and layering. Unexpected fabrics and bold, playful patterns cue a new “uniform” and introduce a new take on wear-to-work wear. Performance textiles dressed up and alternatively refined dress fabrics were shown in active silhouettes. In a nod to the brand’s namesake, refreshing patterns, black-and-white graphics, tonal checker-boards and bold striping will punctuate the collection. In this newest offering from Perry Ellis, Mr. Maccari introduces athletic layers, fresh details and a glazed, modern palette to create an honest approach to blending active and sportswear.
Inspired by the elegant lines of French Art Deco’s Ruhlmann, Catherine Malandrino presented clean and graphic shapes for Fall 2013. A soft, yet graphic celebration of geometric shapes and craftsmanship manifested throughout this luxurious and elegant collection. Elongated silhouettes were illustrated by funnel-neck collared coats, mid-calf pencil skirts and glove sleeves in a blend of leather, cashmere knits, rubberized wool and double silk satin crepe. Elegant and sophisticated, these were classically beautiful pieces that have become the staple of the Malandrino brand.
WHIT’s Fall 2013 Collection inspired by romantic themes, emphasizes a young dreamy Marianne Faithfull. Following a bright and colorful Spring collection, Fall/Winter focuses more on darker palate with a refreshing play on plaids, paisleys and animal prints. Metallic coated wools and colored shearlings are paired with moodier hues of ruby, forest green and deep rich blues. The collection features calf-hair accessories and painterly prints by WHIT’s friend and muse, artist Jemme Aldridge.