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NYFW Men: Backstage at Perry Ellis Spring 2016

“I began to notice how guys look coming to and from the gym,” said Michael Maccari, Perry Ellis Creative Director.

PerryEllis_SS16_BOH_MichaelMaccariModels“They’re combining activewear with their work clothes and that fusion begins to tell the story of what we’re considering the “new suit.” We’re looking at how performance materials influence our everyday lifestyle choices and which components look interesting and new, yet functional and how it affects a guy’s wardrobe as he prepares for each day,” Maccari concluded.

For the Perry Ellis Spring 2016 Collection, Creative Director Michael Maccari considers man’s manipulation of nature, through the integration of urban elements in beach cities around the world.

Maccari’s unique use of manmade and natural fabric combinations throughout the collection is an expression of this symbiotic relationship. Through this juxtaposition, Maccari takes an unconventional approach to garment design to tell the story of the “new uniform.”

Photos by Eli Schmidt, courtesy of Perry Ellis