• Text Nik Patel
  • 3rd February 2016

Back to basics

Founded in 2001 by creative life-partners Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, Duckie Brown has consciously and successfully sought to establish and re-establish itself year upon year; the only concrete facet of the brand lies in its consistent ability to question the very fabric of the world of fashion.

For their FW16 contribution, Cox and Silver graced New York with a reduction and refinement of runway staples. Fleshing out what began as one sketch of a black suit, the designers displayed six essential looks, minimal in palette. Commenting on the decision to diverge from the regularity of more extensive runway collections, Cox stated; “[it] is to show people that we are small.” With the brand having recently distilled the design team down to consist of only Cox and Silver, this seems a fair sentiment.

The collection comprised of the conventional design choices, shaped with Duckie Brown nuance. An optic white refashioning of the dress shirt came disguised as a sports jacket, paired with charcoal trousers in generous cut. A wide-fitting blazer followed, sat just beneath the hips, contrasted by a slimmer silhouette in the leg, whilst the next model exhibited a peacoat in midnight with thick collars, worn over a shirt in a high-collar, partially covering the chin and cheeks. The designers upheld the continuity of elegant formalwear with a straight-cut overcoat featuring slouched sleeves, cropped just ahead of the wrist. Cox and Silver’s small, serene show drew its curtains to a close with a dressier take on the utility jacket – a polar-white hooded shirt featuring subtle workwear detailing.