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Perry Ellis SS16
By Lewis Firth | 18 July 2015

Tips and tweaks with a meticulous hand aptly describes Perry Ellis’ approach to this collection. Two tribes – casual, with suiting thrown in – that are supposedly diametrically opposite were merged together, rendering a cool and energised concept.

Satin-sheened suits – in deep crimson-reds, dark golds and sea blues  – pristine whites and creams covering bombers, and contrastingly coloured leggings were worn under shorts. The latter is particularly noteworthy: over the years, men’s wardrobes’ jurisdiction has progressively embraced more and more items that are associated with women. Ellis has taken this silhouette and shown its more-than-appropriate belonging within established masculinity.

Jumping back to established manliness, however, tailoring continued to be a point of focus for Ellis, with one specific suit covered in a monochromatic, abstract graphic of what looked like striae. An interesting take, one that created depth, and an addition to an ensemble that conclusively worked seamlessly well.

GALLERYCatwalk images from Perry Ellis SS16