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New York Fashion Week: Duckie Brown's Tighty Whitey Swimwear

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Duckie Brown—who recently held a launch party at Confederacy for their zingy Florsheim shoe collaboration—just showed a slightly softer (and perhaps more wearable) side for Spring 2010 in the Salon at Bryant Park. Over-sized, flowing silk and jersey pieces in varying shades of taupe, gray, tan and champagne were sleek but not cold—and were accented by jaunty little brimless straw hats.

Shorts were short and blousey, jackets tended towards being long and drapey rather than short and tailored, and the shots of pattern came in the form of green and orange blown-out plaids screened on silk and a sort of basket-weave windowpane check. Colors were muted but injections of turquoise, green and yellow added zip. Over-sized barracudas and belted safari shirt jackets were the key outerwear pieces and swimwear—maybe the only major miss in this fun and easy-breezy collection—took the form of high-waisted, bandage-wrapped mini-trunks in unforgiving pure white. Those models really got the short end ?—Frank Gargione
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