Scaling back from Fall ‘13’s audacity (to note: a camel and Pepto-pink overcoat, anyone?), Duckie Brown’s Steven Cox and Daniel Silver presented a—dare-we-say—relatively mellow collection for Spring ’14.
Anchored by a palette of navies, whites, tans, and referee stripes, all of the brand’s expected hallmarks were present: the long-long-long shapes, the juxtaposition of butch (albeit whippet-thin) tattooed models with not-so gender specific silhouettes, and that oh-so-Duckie irreverence towards anything, well, conventional.
But, where their prior examples of rule-breaking were obvious, or at least more graphic, Cox and Silver proposed a softer, familial kind of challenge this go 'round. Boys in sweatshirt halter tanks or “Basketball Skirts” (as the duo noted) were the most anti-establishment, but looked sharp, and in fact quite wearable for the man just about ready to dab his foot into adventuresome, sexless dressing. The show’s high mark, though, arrived with a covetable cream-colored lace Harrington jacket—a near-perfect blend-up of Duckie’s boyish/girlish/(both-ish?) signatures. Their continuation with Florsheim extends through footwear, via camel and navy military brogues in patent leather.