Perry Ellis Fall 2010 (13)

“Not only Joseph had a coat of many colors.”
– Perry Ellis, A/W10

Anticipation filled me as I waited for the Perry Ellis show to begin.  One of the few shows that was solely menswear, I was was most certainly looking forward to the male and fashion eye candy.

The show did not disappoint. What I truly loved about the Perry Ellis show at the tents was the attention to detail.  The details are what drew me in and whetted my appetite for the next model to come down the runway.  I patted myself on the back also because so many of the things I love in menswear and just weeks before shared with male friends were included in the line.   John Crocco, Creative Director of Perry Ellis, also streamed the show live in order to share the excitement of the presentation with as many folks as possible, I respect that.

On to the clothes. The style of Perry Ellis has always been one of the well-tailored man, this season was no different.  Highlights included: Tailored trenches in luxurious fabrics including goat skin, evening jackets in paisley printed velvet, shawl-collared pullover sweaters and be still, my heart, suspenders.  I’m a sucker for a good suspender on a man.

The color palette was pretty warm including rich cordovan reds, royal purples, and saturated  majolica blue with pewter and charcoal to neutralize the bold colors.

My favorite pieces include the wool herringbone topcoat with embossed leather collar in dark chocolate and the pieced velvet evening jacket with color block inset.

Can’t wait to see the styles on the “man about town.”

– Melissa of The Fat Apple, NYC

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