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Vevant's "At Home With" column, which peeks into the apartments and studios of local designers, never fails to thrill us. Today's entry looks at spot in the Meatpacking District where designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox of menswear line Duckie Brown live and work. Silver moved into the apartment in 1984, Cox followed in 1989, and they have a couple things to say about how the neighborhood has changed. Per Silver:
Originally it was just a bunch of kids, the meat guys, the tranny hookers and the leather daddies. That's who hung out in the meat market/far West Village. So it used to be gay people with taste and now it's white people with bad taste [laughs].
In January, the pair branched out to a "weekend house"—an apartment in Brooklyn overlooking Prospect Park. They're trying to keep the decor there minimal, but anyone who knows Duckie's bold, cheeky menswear knows that minimal isn't really their style. Take their spring 2011 collection, which gets a sneak preview in Vevant's post. It's going to be covered in bugs. Says Cox:
I always have a fantasy of the next collection that I'm working on as being like, "Right. This season we're gonna do a minimal thing. We're just gonna do black." But we are not black...And I like bugs.· At Home With: Duckie Brown [Vevant]