Photography: Dan Lecca
Duckie Brown’s latest micro-collection, “Just a Little Duckie,” left us yearning for just a little more Duckie. Six models took laps wearing minimal, impeccably tailored suiting in prudent grey, navy, and black with bright flashes of white. The standout this season was Duckie’s collar-bib hybrid, which would make excellent wind guards for 9-to-5 commuters, who’d prefer to not have a scarf clash with their suit.
When models arranged themselves at the far corner of the room, the audience was surprised to see the designer duo come out for a final bow, rather than a second round of fresh businessmen. One of Duckie’s most edited collections in recent memory, it would’ve been nice to see more from a collection that moved in such an opposite direction from previous seasons.
The label’s often considered progressive (on this side of the Atlantic) for its femininity, or at least ambiguity, so its decision to present an overtly masculine collection was surprising. This felt like a blueprint for things to come—a new design language for Duckie.