Anticipating New York Fashion Week: SS13
There’s less than two weeks to go now until New York fashion week, and I’m thrilled to be attending again and in particular to be there for the Duckie Brown show on 6 September.
A year ago I had the great opportunity to interview Steven and Daniel in their studio, and was very impressed by their openness to discuss their work and lives together. The SS12 Duckie collection was beautiful and thought-provoking, epitomised by the ‘bruised rose’ prints on track-suit shapes, drawing a tense line between perceived masculinities. The subsequent Autumn/Winter collection was full of a darker, countercultural introspection. If the invite is anything to go by, SS13 is going to be full of the kind of unapologetic gay sexuality their film The Guts of Duckie Brown asserted. All the scandal and the vice then, as the song goes.
Other anticipated highlights include the mad trawl around the more interesting menswear outlets in town that is my experience of Fashion’s Night Out, New York style. In terms of other designers, Patrik Ervell and N.Hoolywood will be clearly marked on my dance card as very a-typical designers showing in the City, during a week without a clearly designated menswear schedule.