Bare trees served as the backdrop to Perry Ellis’ New York fashion week showing, instantly setting the mood for a collection of sharp men’s look for the coming autumn / fall 2011 season. A collection of luxurious greys and browns, Perry Ellis’ interpretation of the coming season is a trim one. While there are few skinny cuts included, so too are there few of the relaxed cuts so prominent amongst other men’s collections for the season. Instead this is a collection of tailored outerwear, slim trousers, and casual detailing that sees pants tucked into socks sitting outside the boots in which they’re worn, and subtle luxury lathered across an entire men’s collection.
While tailored pieces dominante, the true luxury comes across in the collections knitwear, and while viewing this collection it’s very easy to become fond of shawl neck sweaters (their collars nearly always popped) and and cardigans often layered under a sports coat.
Striking too is the collection’s outerwear. Effortlessly styled over shawl and roll necks, the stand out pieces sport either defined tailoring with only the slightest nod to the military trend so prevalent over recent years, quilting, or (my personal favourite) trim belting. Belted men’s outerwear has continually promised to be a men’s autumn / fall trend for many a year now, but it’s never quite taken off. Hopefully it won’t again and I can be left to standout in some select belted pieces from Perry Ellis while everyone else looks positively subdued.
Largely subdued except for the odd patchwork piece, this is a collection for the refined chap and one that can be worked into most any gent’s wardrobe.
All our pictures from Perry Ellis‘s autumn (fall) / winter 2011 / 2012 showing are now online and can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnails below and browsing through the gallery.