Perry Ellis

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  1. helena

    helena Swim Upstream

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    I am interested to know what people think of the perry ellis collections recently - theres a new guy (whose name I have forgotten) desining for the label isn't there? I have only seen pictures of a few items in american magazines & it looked quite nice (although very preppy & american sportswear= slightly dull). What is the quality like? I also noticed that the prices were pretty cheap. I haven't seen the stuff in the UK...
     
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    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    perry ellis is a classic american sportswear label and they've gone back to their roots...patrick robinson is the designer you are thinking of...he also had a stint designing for Anne Klein during the 90's...he's very talented and is taking the label in a very sweet direction...the pricing is not 'designer' but more 'contemporary'...they are going mass market...dept store...they have gotten a lot of very positive press ...everything is very classic and the focus seems to be on separates... :flower:

    not my style...but pretty for the country club set... :flower:
     
  3. Cicciolina

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    I haven't seen his stuff in Australia but I love what I have seen on the net or in o/s magazines. Very pretty and there's a lot of attention to detail. Anna Wintour is a huuuuge supporter of his I think (well, the amount of column inches he gets in US Vogue).
     
  4. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    the fw04 collection was one of my fave staged shows for the season and the clothes were quite fresh, preppy but more towards vinatge .. not in a boring way
     
  5. helena

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    Thats what I thought of the few clothes I have seen. Not so different from Marc jacobs in a lot of ways. very classic american fashion. Not sure its really my thing but its interesting that there is a perception that the market can take another house producing that type of line. Perhaps it will work in the US but not sure that Europeans are so fond of the preppy look.
     
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    i lov Perry Ellis...they presented a wonderful fall collection and although i'm not well informed about the houses' history, they are now churning out beautiful garmets.
     
  7. softgrey

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    i don't think there are any plans to market the brand outside the US...and the prices are a bit lower even than Marc...i believe it's doing quite well...

    side note...patrick robinson is married to an editor at one of the american mags...can't remember which... :innocent:
     
  8. helena

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    thats really interesting - i only read two american magazines - Vogue & Bazaar. Was it one of them? I think its in Vogue taht I have seen the PE coverage in the past - fits if anna wintour likes it.

    I had a look at the perry Ellis winter collection on-line but I couldn't see the pieces very clearly. Looked quite like Miss marple coats with girly floaty dresses....
     
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    Patrick has been getting so much press for Perry Ellis, the journalists are eating it up. The stuff is excellent, he so deserves it. The price points are lower than Marc, and the quality rivals the best bridge lines out there.
     
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    i agree funkydiva...he deserves it...the collection is very strong...

    it's 50's retro in feel, but a bit more relaxed in fit and shape and often mixed with a sporty jacket...ie. a bomber or cargo...it looks fresh and modern and extremely wearable...seems like it would appeal to a wide market in terms of age and shape...

    helena i-t's been featured in NY times mag, teen vogue...so i'm assuming vogue as well...
     
  11. Lena

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    i absolutely agree, especially on

     
  12. Lena

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    I adored his fall collection. It was so great -- presentation and all. I like how the look was an older, vintage, 50's look, but if you pull the pieces apart and take a look, they are modern. You can make them look any way you want. So you are not particularly stuck in that way. He has been nominated for Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Ready-To-Wear by the CFDA. I hope he wins.

    He is married to Virginia Smith of Vogue magazine. Here they are together.
     
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    thx the sweetest...i couldn't remember who he was married to...that's a very cute pic...i think they just had a baby, no?... :flower:

    **aside-isn't that a vuitton bag from the fall collection she's carrying?!?!... :woot:
     
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    Here's something new. How often do we get to see disagreement where the point of contention is crystal clear?

     
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    So, essentially, they want him to design down? I don't quite understand...they need to keep that consistent vision, they're pretending as if the brand even had a good reputation anymore. He's brought it up out of the dust, in the spirit, even, of Marc Jacobs who previously designed for the line. I was at the show and I have to say, it seemed so easy, so effortless, so simple and yet not something you just took off a rack in middle America for no other reason other than that it was there and on sale...

    I cannot believe that they canceled his shows...it almost makes me feel that it's better for designers just to do their own thing, once a designer is dead or on holiday or whatever, let his or her line go too.
     
  17. mouko

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    when I first saw his collections, I immediately thought MJ. Which is not really a bad thing, since I'm a fan of MJ.

    It sucks that they're already in disagreement with the way its moving, which is understandable since its really all about business. Hopefully it'll be resolved or at least, he can start something on his own.
     
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    WHAT!!!!... :huh: ...they cancelled the show!!!??!?!.................that's huge....hasn't the stuff been selling?!...i thought everbody loved it....and if it's not selling..that's probably because nothing is....and the contemporary market is completely oversaturated...

    they should let him go more high end....the perry ellis brand could take over the american fashion scene...it still has a lot of prestige asssociated with it...and everyone is really rooting for patrick so he'd get a lot of editorial exposure...

    and of course zac won...because perry ellis isn't design-y enough....it's too mainstream and classic...i say get out of the way and let the boy do his thing!!!

    why don't business people ever understand or respect fashion people...the neverending conundrum... :rolleyes:


    thx stylegurrl.... :heart:
     
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    What?!?!
    I thought he was doing a great job and that the product was performing well at retail. What direction would they like to see him take and still stay affordable. I completely agree with Softie that it could be taken higher and become a household name...again.
     

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