Perry Ellis fall 2016 touched on every menswear staple with a slight detail to give it edge. From a distance, the collection appears to be a compilation of preppy workwear. However, up close, the looks reveal plenty of carefully thought out prints and interesting cuts to keep it interesting. Maccari commented “We’ve been playing with the idea of images appearing differently in the distance than they do up close-like landscapes. When you step back, you start to get the bigger picture of shape and proportion, but when you get closer, that image is actually made up of many complicated textures and colors.”
The elaborate landscape of luxurious knits the brand is known for featured cable knits in varying styles, and sweater vests cropped to give them more of a fashion edge. Maccari utilized both color and textures to create a striking effect for each layer when worn together. Deep ocean blue hues, poppy red, sunset golds, and silvery grey make up the collections varying hues. Every look also factored in layering with button down shirts worn under sweaters and coats over everything .
Another trend appeared in amidst the monochrome looks, Maccari boldly mixed prints in color coordinating ways that worked brilliantly. A plaid coat over a striped sweater and a horizontally striped sweater under a vertically striped jacket of the same colors softened the blunt lines. The entire show had a softness that evoked a casual sense of comfort with oversized pullovers and fleece lined jackets. As for accessories, silk scarves were loosely tied around the necks, and wrapped knit scarves resembling turtlenecks finished off some of the casual looks. Overall, Maccari brings a rebellious, playful edge to preppy menswear, and the wearable looks will be on the streets this fall.
Perry Ellis Fall / Winter 2016 Men’s Behind The Scenes Ready-To-Wear Collection by creative director Michael Maccari.
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Full Fashion Show in High Definition produced by Gianna Madrini, Style Editor – Global Fashion News ©2016 All Rights Reserved.
Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Michael Fisher
Hair Stylist: Brian Buenaventura
Casting Director: Angus Munro
Models: Abel Van Oeveren, Adonis Bosso, Alastair George, Ben Jordan, Benjamin Benedek, Brad Allen, Brodie Scott, Chris Moore, David Martins, Dmitry Brylev, Drayton Ratcliff, Fernando Cabral, Hamid Onifade, Jacob Morton, Jason Anthony, Joel Meacock, John Kolic, Jourdan Copeland, Kye D’arcy, Kyle Mobus, Macklin Willigan, Martin Conte, Nathaniel Visser, Paul-Alexandre Haubtmann, Pawel Binczak, Roberto Sipos, Sam Visser, Sup Park, Yan Kai Wen, Zach Troost, Zhengyang Zhang.
Location: New York
Music: True Love by Silent Partner. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license
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