Duckie Brown Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Duckie Brown presented their Spring/Summer 2013 collection, which was inspired by their recent trip to London, where they ran into a crew of skater kids and loved their look. Heritage also comes through strongly in their use of red tartan and various other plaids. To transform some of the plaid pants the ancient Japanese technique of fabric dyeing called shibori was used. In addition, Japanese denim is seen in indigo and bleach dyed variations. The punk aesthetic is felt throughout the whole collection by the use of black leather, bleaching, slim cut pants and shirts, and tattooed models.
Duckie Brown juxtaposes this skater-chic alongside more traditional menswear items such as oversized overcoats and wide leg trousers. There were some elements that were a bit more theatrical: comically large “passport” cuffs, skirt-like front flaps for pants, cut-out jacket backs with extra large elastic fabric bands, a giant three dimensional black flower top, and long riding straps hanging from models. These are more conceptual, conveying an idea that will most likely translate into something more for public consumption when the line hits the stores.