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Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Perry Ellis

 Perry Ellis Spring 2007
Photo Credit: Coutorture

Key Takeaways
:  Simple, clean, and classy.  A nice range of casual comfort and handsome formality that epitomizes Perry.  The garments are airy and invoke a cloud-like attitude.  In other words, if there was a fashion show for all the male angels in heaven, this would be it.

Color Palette: Light and breezy tans, whites and browns kiss this collection with sophistication.  Modernized argyle prints and stripes also make an unassuming appearance.

Silhouettes: Fitted and tailored to a tee, with an occasional loose fit in all the right places.

Accessories Report: The collection is so clean that any type of accessory would distract from the pieces on the runway.
What’s Wearable: Almost everything is ready-to-wear.  For those climates that allow you to wear coats during the spring, the Perry Ellis outerwear is wonderful: the mid-length trenches, the banded collared windbreaker and best of all, the double breasted blazer.

What’s Not Wearable: The see-through button down is a look that not many people can pull off, so try that on only if you are fashionably daring.  The square cut trunks may be a little too revealing for American men to wear in public. 

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Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | John Bartlett

 John Bartlett
 Photo Credit: Coutorture

Key Takeaways:  The brighter side of the Hamptons Gentleman – strategically placed lines and very soft characterstics that still stay masculine.

Color Palette: Bartlett turns the volume knob of autumnal colors up one decibel higher with tans, olives, grays as well as citrus yellows and oranges.

Silhouettes: A nice contrast of bottoms: loose-fit slacks and fitted shorts are very spring friendly. Complementing tops and savvy blazers broaden shoulders and torsos effortlessly.

Accessories Report: Leather travel duffels and Top-sider shoes are the perfect touch to this yachting gentleman charm.

What’s Wearable: Everything in this collection is fresh.  The separates make it realistic enough to translate from the runway to an everyday wardrobe for the man.  It’s casual, chic and most of all perfect for spring.

What’s Not Wearable: Two complaints – for one, we saw a baggy windbreaker reminiscent of that of the Members Only club.  I know the eighties have been coming back into style, but there is a line that needs to be drawn.  Also, the rolled up pants paired with blazers wasn’t necessarily appealing.  Unless you’re having a business meeting on a beach, we wouldn’t recommend.

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