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Designers take some risks in menswear at New York Fashion Week

Published on Feb 12, 2013 6:34 AM
A model presents a creation from the Duckie Brown Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week in New York, on Feb 7, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Designers livened up fall and winter 2013 menswear at New York Fashion Week with a few experimental touches in the otherwise staid world of men's clothing.

A bold show came from Duckie Brown, one of the hundreds of designers showing at the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Manhattan's Lincoln Center and venues elsewhere in the city.

Fashion Week in New York, which ends on Thursday, is followed by similar events in London, Paris and Milan.

Reversing the conventions of mens' layering, the Duckie Brown line by New York-based designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver showed short jackets worn over longer coats or over-sized knee-length sweatshirts, giving the illusion the models were wearing skirts.

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