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New York Fashion Week: Perry Ellis gets back on the grid
New York Fashion Week: Perry Ellis gets back on the grid

After a three-season hiatus, Perry Ellis returned to the New York Fashion Week lineup with a Thursday runway show here. The inspiration: For his debut collection, new creative director Michael Maccari cited two inspirations. One was the artwork of painter/print maker Sean Scully -- particularly the artist's use of repeating stripes and bold color. Maccari also took inspiration from the streets -- specifically the linear elements of New York City's architectural grid. (It's a more abstract interpretation than the city-street-grid-inspired elements of the spring 2015 Jack Spade collection). The look: The resulting collection was a lot like the city that inspired it: bold...

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