NYFW AW13: in the wings with Duckie Brown
Later today, Duckie Brown will present their AW13 Collection. Always a highlight of New York Fashion Week for me, I love how their uncompromising vision of menswear confronts the more ‘buttoned up’ notions of masculinity being presented elsewhere in the City. With not one but two collections to prepare (their menswear line for Perry Ellis will be shown next week), not to mention their ongoing collaboration with shoemakers Florsheim, you could say the Duckies are busy. Here are some reminders of recent collections, interspersed with some questions I managed to fire at the guys in the last week. And to heighten the suspense, those intriguing posters from around town and the ‘Duckyl’ flyer for today’s show.
SL: Your last Duckie collection (SS13) was described as being quite “tough” with lots of denim and blue collar references, what can we expect this time? Can you give me a few choice phrases or starting points?
Daniel Silver: It’s tough again. Poofy Lad.
SL: Do you have a preferred stylist you work with? What do they bring to your work?
Daniel Silver: Grant Woolhead is our stylist. Talented and funny, very funny.
SL: I noted an Egon Schiele book in your inspirations pile on your Tumblr journal. Are his images a recent influence or something more enduring for you?
Daniel Silver: Always enduring.
SL: Do you approach the two collections (Duckie and Perry Ellis) in completely different ways?
Daniel Silver: It’s all out of the same bucket.