With parachute overalls, tartan bombers, and—hell yeah—a blossoming black orchid top, the Duckie Brown boys just delivered another round of rebellious silhouettes at New York Fashion Week. Jessica Repetto—a 26-year-old artist who’s worked with everyone from Vogue Italia to Kanye West—was there to live-illustrate the Spring 2013 show in collaboration with Milk Studios. Exclusively for GQ, Repetto sent over her interpretations of the runway, and we called her up to learn about Duckie Brown’s latest through metallic paint pens, wax paper, and watercolor crayons.
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Sure, we’ve been seeing a lot of suits and parkas and, you know, things guys usually dress in. Then there’s been this other situation going on. Know how girls have been waltzing out of their homes in teddies and pajama pants for years? Guys are having their go at it, too. We saw models at Richard Chai and Duckie sporting bedroom clothes all over the runway. Not sure how functional it is? Seems like a floral print silk nightie wouldn’t be quite substantial enough for the real world. As someone who possibly maybe was Grumpy the Care Bear for Halloween in 2009, I can say it is damn nice drinking at bars in couch-comfy clothes though, so there’s that.
— ANDREW RICHDALE
The Vibe for Spring 2012: Designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver know their guy: street-minded with a softer edge and a need to be seen. They put that on blast with slouchy-legged suits, nippy sheer shirts, and high-fashion attention-stealers like androgynous, rose-printed pajamas. And just so you don’t forget that a guy rocking florals can still throw down, they booted him up in ankle-high wingtips. See the full Duckie Brown Spring 2012 men’s collection right now at GQ.com.