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The collection features a full cast of characters: Think secretary seductress in a sheer navy blouse with a plaid pencil skirt; a Hitchcock leading lady in a handwoven silk cape and a matching navy green plaid skirt suit; a socialite gone vacationing in Monte Carlo in a lyons blue silk blouse with a handwoven silk full skirt--and sunglasses, obviously--to an ocean-inspired ensemble with an overflowing silk skirt that went overboard with a throwback 80s style.
Called "Coming Home," the fall 2012 collection was inspired by Peck's interest in past family generations. Never afraid to use color--and a lot of it--Peck's love of vibrant prints is his signature.
"I wanted to create a collection that conjured up a sense of warmth and ease," Peck told TreeHugger in an email interview. "The color palate is rich with warm reds and burgundies that are offset with vibrant oranges and yellows."
Comprised of RTW basics, separates, dresses, and gowns, the line is made with primarily silk, viscose, organic wool, and organic cotton, and is manufactured in their factory in Houston, Texas, where they employ 10-12 people and contract out work locally, often employing mothers who work part-time from home.
There are a lot of little sporty details mixed with none-sporty fabrics. There is also a strong graphic quality in some of the prints and the way I played with color blocking. I also experimented with different volumes and proportions. There are traditional tailored details done in unexpected fabrics and shapes.
Peck has some fun with the mullet style--skirts and dresses that are short in the front, long in the back--a style Suzanne Rae showed in her fall 2011 collection. His version is certainly more wearable than Rae's and will be a breath of fresh air--from drab, floor length skirts--come fall when everyone starts to bundle up again.
The collection ranges in price, starting at $100-$200 for basics and $145-$300 for separates to $300-$600 for dresses and $895-$1350 for gowns. True to form, Peck is donating 10% of profits to Covenant House, which is dedicated to helping end teen homelessness. The collection will be available online at David Peck Collection.