Exclusive Interview: Daniel Silver, who runs the brand Duckie Brown with his partner in crime Steven Cox, tells us about their vision !
What is the background history behind the name, Duckie Brown?
DUCKIE IS A NAME STEVEN’S AUNT USED TO CALL EVERYONE AND YEARS AND YEAR BEFORE WE HAD THE LABEL WE CALLED EACH OTHER DUCKIE. SO WHEN WE WERE DECIDING WHAT TO CALL OURSELVES - DUCKIE WAS JUST A NATURAL - AND BROWN SOMEHOW ANCHORED THE WHOLE THING AND GAVE US A LITTLE GRAVITAS
Is there a difference between the Duckie Brown men’s and women’s collection? Are there any garments from the men’s collection that will be tailored for the women’s collection?
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2 COLLECTIONS EXCEPT SOME OF THE JACKETS HAVE BEEN TAILORED FOR A WOMAN’S BODY - SO THE ARM WHOLE IS SMALLER AND HIGHER AND THE SHOULDER HAS BEEN TAKE IN……OTHERWISE IT’S ALL THE SAME
Duckie Brown as a brand is very creative and daring. Does that have to do also with Steven’s London background? How would you describe the American fashion personality versus the European?
IN EUROPE IT’S ABOUT CREATIVITY AND CREATIVITY IS CELEBRATED. IN NEW YORK IT IS ABOUT SALES - AND WILL IT SELL. THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT SEEMS TO BE,
Your Tumblr (duckiebrownjournal.tumblr.com) is filled with photos from India and various parts of the world. Do you seek your inspiration from other cultures?
OUR INSPIRATION COMES FROM US - IS ABOUT US - AND THE LIVES WE LEAD - EVERYTHING WE DO AND SEE GOES INTO EVERY COLLECTION.
What was the inspiration for this season’s collection?
SPRING 2015 IS ABOUT US - ALL ABOUT US - AND THE USUAL - ENGLISH LAD CULTURE, CHARLIE CHAPLIN, CHANEL AND TRADITIONAL ENGLISH TAILORING
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
WE WANT TO DO CHANEL MENS and ESCADA WOMENS
Daniel Silver right and Steven Cox left.