Duckie Brown, if you’ve not heard of them, are a Canadian and Brit design duo who are the toast of New York menswear. Their fans include Jude Law, Adrien Brody, Black Eyed Peas and Ashton Kutcher and they were also featured in the very excellent ‘New York Fashion Now’ exhibition at the V&A. Typically a very colourful and playful label, the collection which they showed in New York at the week-end was disappointingly sombre, (although the pics on their MySpace do make it look much more exciting).
There were still a few nice pieces with their trademark cheek but the
overall mood was dark and restrained. Perhaps they’re toning it down to
bump up their profits or to attract further investment from the likes
of Florsheim (with whom they’re producing a line of shoes this year),
or perhaps its just cos it’s Winter. In any case, it would be a shame
if they lost their sense of humour completely.
[pics from Catwalking]