For his debut collection for Perry Ellis, Michael Maccari advances the American icon, and the brand’s main collection with a sophisticated play of fabrics, color, pattern and layers. Inspired by his environment – NYC’s architectural grids and linear elements – along with the work of artist Sean Scully and his repetitive stripe sequences and bold color, Maccari took a new look at season-less dressing and layering. Unexpected fabrics and bold, playful patterns cue a new “uniform” and introduce a new take on wear-to-work wear. Performance textiles dressed up and alternatively refined dress fabrics were shown in active silhouettes. In a nod to the brand’s namesake, unexpected patterns, black-and-white graphics, tonal checker-boards and bold striping will punctuate the collection. In this newest offering from Perry Ellis, Maccari introduces athletic layers, fresh details and a glazed, modern palette to create an honest approach to blending active and sportswear.
Photos Credit: Thomas Kletecka