Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Perry Ellis

February 5th, 2007

Perry Ellis Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  Creative director John Crocco  showed a group of clean looks featuring horizontal stripes and cozy wool, thermal and leather pieces that have us dreaming of hot cocoa by the ski lodge fire.  Thick knits featured chevrons and other geometric patterns.  Rugged models where snuggled under warm winter beanies and sported a "just-in-from-the-cold" makeup scheme of blushed faces and rosy red lips. Key trends included: neutral colors, patterned knit fabric (e.g. cable knit), horizontal stripes, plaid, the sweaterjacket, pocket detailing (on pants and jackets), and high waisted pants.

Color Palette: Classic shades: creamy winter whites, simple blacks and greys were complemented by several tones of steel blue-grey. 

Silhouettes: Thick cream cable knits were paired with slim (but not tapered) high-waisted dress pants in strong shades of blue.  Suits were cut slim, but not tight, and included vests in contrast fabric.  Detailing included leather strips, fur cuffs, and on pants–extra pockets.  Bare-chested muscular men in long white underwear reminded us that thermals can be both playful and practical. 

Accessories Report:  Scarves!  This friendly little neck warmer comes in many shapes and sizes, as Crocco cleared showed with several long and short loops of cashmere/wool warmth in oatmeal-type colors.  Several large totes in various wool and brown leather were carried down the runway–perfect for the man who has everything–-and needs to carry it on the go.  Feet were kept cozy in glossy styles and snug pale blue suede shoes.  Hands were covered in sleek black or dark brown leather gloves. 

What’s Wearable:  V-neck cardigans and tailored dress pants are stylishly safe for the elegant contemporary man.  We love the stylish 3/4 length coats–and the sweaterjackets–to keep you warm for Fall.  The pocket-as-embellishment detailing on pants and jackets is a quiet, but effective way to stand out in a crowd.

What’s Not Wearable:  We’re not a fan of the plaid pants–they’re more pajamas than real pants.

Entry Filed under: Men, Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 14th, 2007 at 12:10 am

    [...] INSPIRATIONSAthleticsNarciso Rodriguez, Kim JonesBourgeois WeekendsPerry Ellis, LacostePreppy MilitaryJohn BartlettDETAILING & FABRICHorizontal StripesPerry Ellis, LacostePocket DetailingPerry Ellis, Cabbeen, LacosteEmbroideryCabbeenCuff DetailingJohn BartlettColorblockingJohn Bartlett, Duckie Brown, Cabbeen, Narciso RodriguezPlaidDuckie Brown, John Bartlett, Perry Ellis, CabbeenGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSThe VestDuckie Brown, Michael KorsSkinny PantsJohn Bartlett, Duckie Brown, Buckler, Narciso Rodriguez, LacosteWide PantsJohn Bartlett, Duckie BrownThe SweaterjacketPerry EllisCropped StylesPerry Ellis, Duckie Brown, Lacoste, DKNYACCESSORIESColorful AccessoriesDuckie BrownGlovesPerry Ellis, Duckie Brown, Narciso RodriguezThe BeanieDuckie Brown, Perry Ellis [...]

  • 2. Sentir  |  February 18th, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Great looking collection. I must say that I try and avoid geometric patterns, some of them are atrocious. But like most styles, geometric patterns may look good if done well and here we have an example!

  • 3. Trisha  |  February 18th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    If done well…so very true.

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