Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2011 Duckie Brown Fall 2011
Founded in 2001 by Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, Duckie Brown is a New York City based menswear designer collection. With a fan following that includes the New York Times, GQ, Barneys New York and the industry’s premier stylists, Duckie Brown has been widely praised for its innovation and wit. As one of the few NYC-based menswear labels winning international attention, Duckie Brown is stocked in stores across the world from New York to London to Tokyo.
Duckie Brown evolves naturally – the end of one season is always the point of departure for the next. Each collection starts with the shoulder of a man’s jacket and then builds layer upon layer while always reconsidering what is acceptable for men to wear. The cut of each garment, the proportion, fabrication, humor and color are the cornerstones of every Duckie Brown collection. Duckie Brown believes menswear can be exciting, colorful and handsome. With that in mind, Duckie Brown aspires to dress men beautifully in the most elegant hand tailored clothing season after season.
Duckie Brown received their first accolade in 2006 with a nomination for the CFDA Perry Ellis New Menswear Award. This was followed in 2007 with a nomination for the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, along side Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Also in 2007, Duckie Brown was one of the designers featured at in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum show, New York Fashion Now, a retrospective of up and coming American designers. After the show closed, Duckie Brown was honored by the Victoria & Albert Museum by having one of their outfits become part of the V& A’s permanent collection.
In 2008 Duckie Brown partnered with Florsheim Shoes creating Florsheim by Duckie Brown, a collection of classic fashionable shoes. Currently the shoes are selling around the world including Barneys NY, Saks, Bloomindales, Nordstroms, Harrod’s and many other stores across America, Europe and Japan.
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