Perry Ellis returned to New York Fashion Week this season under new Creative Director Michael Maccari to show hi debut collection. For inspiration for the collection, Maccari looked at the art of Sean Scully for color and overall direction. “We are calling it Changes and Horizontals. Linear groupings, color play, and a nod to ‘active’ with the repetition of lines in his work became the foundation for print and trim details,” the designer shared earlier with me for AskMen.com, adding that the overall look is graphic, neat and colorful. This resulted in well structured suits and graphics prints on sweatshirts, shorts and bomber jackets were in the collection, plus light and technical outwear that included anoraks and cropped summer parkas.
I’ll be picking my favorites shortly towards the end of fashion week, but I got a chance to go backstage to bring you a look behind the scenes as the models got their grooming on:
Photos by Andrew Villagomez