There are several seasons now, the history of Duckie Brown Steven Cox and Daniel Silver have been making appointments to sell their collection exclusively at their West Village studio. The prospect of “by appointment only” may have once been a symbol of gatekeeping and exclusivity, but here it’s more like being welcomed into someone’s house for a home-cooked meal (in fact, their studio used to be their apartment, in before they leave Brooklyn) ). Their modus operandi is further steered away from dreary lavish surroundings in a video posted on their Instagram account, in which Cox and Silver chat about fit, color, or whatever else comes to mind. They invite viewers to private message them to ask questions or make an appointment to see clothes in person.
Don’t be fooled by their irreverent attitude, however, they make clothes that are serious about cut, fit and fabric, even if the result is a French Small running shorts in lace (or silk, or a pleasing sheer cotton-voile), or “high-waisted leggings” can be pulled all the way above your head, as seen in the first look of the collection. In fact, the first few looks were variations on the body-conscious, sporty silhouette, all in black: an extra-long tee, a tank top, leggings, and can be used as an arm or leg warmer The long tube fabric is perfect for boxy swim trunks. Duckies don’t believe in sublime inspiration. They’ve been doing this for years and they The inspiration is simple…themselves. “We do Gyrotronics twice a week with a German ballet dancer named Wilma,” Cox explained. He showed me a photo of him lying on a mat in Pilates pose, and then a simplified line drawing with a thick black marker that was actually a sketch of a piece of spandex. “We’ve worked with Daniel Storto – I’m from 19- —He’s a glove designer who lives in Gloversville, where all the gloves are made. He’s shaped all these pieces, and he’s an amazing talent,” Cox said. A pink silk-organza bomber jacket paired with wide-leg bright fuchsia trousers has its roots in a version they made a few years ago in coarse denim, which he recently discovered while digging through his wardrobe. (“I don’t know where this came from, but I needed a pink flower at the end of [the series],” Cox said.) He was also excited to note that he was in a downtown store. Randomly found pale pink snaps, perfect for the jacket, no special order required.
Little details like those that make clothes so special, go beyond the fact that they are just gorgeous and desirable. A pair of trousers with a lilac silk wrap waistband—they had been washed—with a crombie jacket in tea-dipped silk organza. “It’s a very classic British [silhouette], but it collapses completely [in the fabric],” Cox explained. “It’s so wrong, but so right.” Following the “so wrong but so right” energy, they’ve also created a skinny Crombie jacket in a wool jersey, and a spandex from Spandex House 37street. ” Again, their signature pair of pants with a waist of 37” inches means that you can Folded, gathered or otherwise adjusted to fit the wearer’s preferred fit comes from the pants worn by “Sal”, an accountant at an old shirt maker they used to work with at Greenpoint. When Cox showed me a jacket with a “lining fabric” on the outside, he said they used to get the fabric from “a guy on Delancey Street.” This is a fabulous piece.
We know that clothing is an intimate form of self-expression, it is personal, and over time The passage of time, the clothes in our wardrobes are entangled with the stories of the things we’ve lived. There’s a sense that Duckie Brown, Cox and Silver have instilled their own stories before the clothes even make it into a customer’s closet. They make very small quantities – These shirts, three jackets – after an hour in their studio, people feel like they’ve found the exact way to exist in this world with purpose and joy. “We’ve been together for 19 years,” Silver explained. “And I think the key is to pivot. We’ve been trying to break the cycle. There’s an arc in everything we do, and some people can do that for the long-term. And others like us [are considering], ‘Let’s Let’s go over. LetReel. Let x19;s dream a slightly new dream.'” Their Clothes also make others dream new dreams.