Spring 2008 Fashion Week Notebook: Perry Ellis

September 6th, 2007

Perry Ellis Spring 2008 Runway
Photo Credit: Dan Lecca for Mercedes Benz


Key Takeaways:
Distinctly nautical, with a casual beach town vibe.  Textures and fabrics, rather than silhouette, were key to this collection.

Color Palette:  Sunset colors–yellows and flashes of orange–accompanied a palette of muted neutrals.  Shades of brown and tan were seen alongside creams, greys, and "sail" white.  Patterns included horizontal stripes (a dominant theme) and plaids.

Silhouettes:  Knee-length shorts, thin lightweight sweaters, turtlenecks, beachy linen pants, cuffed trousers, hoodies, and loosely fitted blazers. 

Accessories Report:  Deck shoes, white sneakers, and big sunglasses.

What’s Wearable:  We love the casual chic of a loosely fitted cardigan and plain white tee over knee-length shorts.  Style points for men who layer textures: knit sweaters and hoodies over woven button-down shirts–or under sack-shaped blazers.

What’s Not Wearable:  Don’t try the plaid short shorts at home.  Ditto for the see-through sweaters.

Previous Perry Ellis Fashion Week Coverage from Omiru:
Fall 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Perry Ellis
Spring 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Perry Ellis
Spring 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Perry Ellis

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

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  September 9th, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Oh he’s cute, in that slick, Euro-Model way. Oh wait– we’re talking about the clothes! Nautical beachy feel is great for California. Looks very “The OC.”
    LOL “Don’t try the plaid short shorts at home.”

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 9th, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Haha that’s great. Yeah, the Perry Ellis collection is great for SoCal!

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