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September 2013

While the lyrics, “dress like a boy, walk like a girl”, from rapper Leikeli46’s “Miss America” boomed in the background, the collection introduced less traditional menswear such as men’s skirts and drop crotch pants. The 26th look was a beige piece with an empty rice bag that served as the bottom of an elongated shirt, staying true to the South African farm worker and men’s skirt themes. These additions were a creative decision made by Cox as his way of trying to break down and redefine classic sportswear. Many of the jackets in the collection were long and reminiscent of raincoats, while the elongated shorts and pants seemed like high fashion rainwear.

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From the music selection to the men’s skirts and the open, elongated shirts in the collection, Duckie Brown definitely took a turn from classical menswear to a more taboo approach. While the collection was incredibly impressive in the designs and inspiration, the ambiguous message about gender neutrality was what elevated the show to unique and memorable.

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