September 6th, 2007
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