Fashion Week: Perry Ellis

September 13, 2011 by Lila Delilah

By: Dr. Skin

Perry Ellis’s summer 2012 collection had prominent themes of earth toned safari mixed with white linen resort and khaki colored businesswear. Linen in a variety of muted colors dominated the runway. Chunky cable knit sweaters and a dose of thin summery sweaters were highlights of the collection. Accessories such as linen scarves, surcingale belts and espadrilles continued with the relaxed theme of the collection.

Standout trend: The trend for Perry Ellis is distinctly linen. An ensemble that resonated throughout the show was the pairing of a linen safari jacket with a white t-shirt and knee length shorts.

How to get the look: Several NYC discounters are now clearing out summer goods, including linen shirts, shorts and jackets. If you shop online, head to, otherwise check out Century 21 or your local Daffy’s. For a higher end linen Safari Jacket that is perfect for city wear, check out the offerings from a collaboration between Ascot Chang and The Armoury which will be available for sale online soon.

Who makes it work: Any man who embraces the guarantee that linen will wrinkle will successfully master the look.

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