Fashion Week Notebook | Perry Ellis Menswear

September 10th, 2005

Key Takeaways: Reminds us of a crisp day out on the water in New England. Boating shoes, flip flops, shorts…very East Coast preppy. Of note was the emphasis on patterned fabric, rather than striped fabrics.

Color Palette: Mostly muted, with white, shades of cream, grey, and some black. Splashes of color included light blue with lime green, mustard yellow and blue, and orange.

Silhouettes: Rolled up sleeves, shorts of all lengths, from short shorts to knee-length to mid-calf. Blazers and bomber jackets. Straight legged pants.

Accessories Report: Boating shoes, flip flops, D-ring belts, Fedora hats, and oversized sunglasses that had an almost Prada ad-like feel.

What’s Wearable: Most everything, including the knee length shorts, rolled up sleeves, straight legged pants, and the standard blazer-sport shirt-trouser combination.

What’s Not Wearable: Just say no to short-shorts. Mid-calf length shorts also tend to be unflattering.

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