WSJ was there and (sadly) we weren't:
"The dub music that opened Duckie Brown’s Fall 2010 show gave it all away: the ’80s rude boy is back. The fitted pants paired with boots and oversized jackets brought a new spin to the shrunken suit stylings popularized by Thom Browne. Duckie Brown upped the sartorial references by adding a ska edge to the mod influences."
"The work was unapologetically Anglophile and emerged out of nostalgia, the Duckie Brown designers said. “It was about me, England, my family and it was about the boys that I went to school with,” co-designer Steven Cox said. “But doing it in the way that we would do it.”
“We just thought, ‘Let’s do all things English,’ “ co-designer Daniel Silver added. “We just went with it. Although we take liberties because we’re Duckie Brown, there was a very strict sense of the rude boy. "
Holy shit, plaid is really back in a big way, isn't it? Due to his love of all things plaid, Lorenzo is swooning over this collection. We both love it, actually. The '80s is referred to so much and so often in fashion, but speaking as two people who wore the cossack shirts and wore out our Big Country cassette, it's so rare to see the good parts of '80s style make a return. Everyone remembers the big hair and the neon and the acid washed jeans, but sometimes it seems like no one remembers the cool patterns, the saturated colors, the cuffed pants, the boots, the long tweed overcoats (oh, belted houndstooth that went to my ankles, how I miss you so). This collection just brings a smile to our faces without being too retro. We love it. We want it. And so help us, if anyone tells us we're too old for these clothes we'll smack them so hard their second cousin twice removed will feel it.
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