If there is one company that can take ordinary fabrics and turn them into something sophisticated, sleek and affordable, it’s Perry Ellis. John Crocco, the label’s creative director, has a penchant for designing clothes that are functional and yet desirable, and the Fall 2010 collection’s wool three-piece suits, velvet dinner jackets and sweater vests were right in step with Perry Ellis Signature.
Goatskin leather, the star of the evening, came down the runway in the form of trench coats, biker jackets, pants, blazers and peaked from lapels of dinner jackets. The hues of the night were an array of deep blues, browns and blacks. The head-turner of the night was the paisley printed velvet blazer which was shown in two colors, midnight blue and black.
There’s no question that the minds behind Perry Ellis can design a suit. Crocco channeled his expertise in great suit making and hashed out impeccable pieces. An escot here, a shawl collar scarf there and leather gloves here, Crocco showed different ways to liven up the blazer and pants ensemble.