Tuesday night, Perry Ellis presented its Fall Winter 2018 collection at The Hippodrome in New York City during NYFW. The late runway show prefaced with a bright disco ball glazing the lobby of the iconic Times Square venue, while granite and marble provided the backdrop for the runway.
This season’s nod to pointillism, simplicity, and “Life Ready Since 1976″ concept were inspired by the roots of the company’s heritage. Creative director Michael Maccari took the direction of archival designs from the 1900’s and combined it with a modern color palette and understated cuts for a casual and easygoing impression.
The runway embodied the essentialist and exploration of its everyday man in puffer vests, bomber jackets, and parkas in rich color-block schemes. Bold plaids, navies, and cremes in wool and twill helped reinvent dated designs into something more modern and cohesive with today’s trends. The reissue pieces in the runway, however, did keep true to its signature 80’s relaxed fits. For example, the last look featured a reissued Perry Ellis America Parka in carmine, fractal jacquard tracksuit, with a cream-colored merino turtleneck. Other highlights included a pixel-printed rain jacket and a pointillistic plaid wool suit in navy.
Notable attendees included 21 Savage, Marc E. Bassy, Danell Leyva, Elijah Boothe, Steven Kolb, Pico Alexander and more.