Michael Maccari, creative director of Perry Ellis has delivered yet another stunning collection. Maccari drew inspirations from nature and American Painter, Richard Diebenkorn, especially on the way he layered and color-blocked shapes. In order for the inspirations to work, Maccari reinterpreted the classic silhouettes and put a modern twist on it, such as, many of the pieces seen on the runway were military-inspired. Many jackets and coats were given the modern and edgy treatment –– some are more structured and some are more relaxed or oversized. This collection is not only stunning, but, it’s also versatile––many items can be used to layer your outfit and a lot of them also work as a statement piece. This season we can expect more textures and colours, as they are crucial to this collection. The different textures and colours make up different patterns and prints which can be seen throughout the collection. Colour palette for the new collection is slightly more on the earthy and warm side, except for the occasional grey, red and blue.
All in all, this has got to be Michael Maccari’s best collection yet –– hats off to you, Michael!
Images courtesy of Perry Ellis (via LaForce + Stevens) / Photos: Monica Feudi