By Joshua Langston
Photos by Joshua Langston
To expect the unexpected when going to a Duckie Brown show is a grave understatement. Entering the show space I was a bit confused by what was happening. They literally blurred the lines of what was happening backstage by presenting in a completely “open concept”. All the chairs and standing area were sequestered to one side of the room, facing towards the open backstage. Models were changing into their first looks before our eyes with makeup artists moving in to do their final touches. Before the show started, they passed ice cream to the guests that melted in your mouth like liquid velvet.
The show began and we saw a few ideas from last season that had made their to the spring collection. We were reintroduced to the slope seamed pants which gave us a new silhouette to sink our teeth into last season. I loved seeing this shape again, especially paired with tucked in shirtings. For fall we saw the slope seamed pants in navy and black plaids and also in heavy wools. Their shirtings have always been one of their strengths, offering unexpected fabrics like chiffons in button down shirts and wispy turtlenecks and funnel necked tops.
The collection was focused on a predominately blue, grey and soft pink palette, with odes to androgyny forefront in the fabrications. A long soft pink coat sans revers made a bold statement on the runway, and hopefully will rightfully hang in my closet this fall.