Michael Maccari continued to put his own modern twist on the venerable Perry Ellis brand.
His fall show offered “a new definition of sportswear” with updated proportions and silhouettes.
The opening look — a heather gray wool melton robe coat over a Lurex sweater and a pleated tracksuit — set the new relaxed tone.
While the collection was filled with the requisite tailored clothing, the models were updated with carrot-shaped pants and techno tweed fabrics.
Shearlings, luxe alpaca coats and textured knits added a refined element. A plaid bomber paired with matching wool shorts and knit leg warmers added some unexpected fun.
This effort definitely brought a new direction to the brand, making it more relevant in the fashion world, but with 46 looks, some editing would have helped distill the message.