I’m something of a Derek Lam girl through and through, and is it hard to see why? One look at his Fall 2013 collection, and his effortless aesthetic screams, “Wear me! Wear me!” As always, everything Derek does feels impossibly easy. Nothing is ever too tight, too primped, or forced.
I love the sheer drama of this patent black Saint Laurent belt. It belongs on a Greek goddess. Honestly, if the asymmetric hardware weren’t attached to the leather, it could be a serious weapon! There are innumerable ways to wear it, but since this is such a strong statement, I like the idea of pairing [...]
The time for showing skin (and not freezing to death doing it) has come. These ladylike eyelets, mesh panels, and generally perforated pieces are here to do a little subtle seducing. The fact is, most of these clothes are downright adorable – crisp, clean whites with floral embroidery. But there are some good girl gone [...]
Mixing prints can definitely go wrong, but when done right, it’s so right! This trend is not for the weak. Be adventurous, but err on the side of caution. Keep your shoes and bags simple, and minimize jewelry (sometimes there’s already some on the dress!). It’s about finding harmony in the chaos. If it makes [...]
Now that NYFW has come to a close, and we’re well into Londo, instead of continuing to ask “what’s next?” (because there is much more to come!), I’d like to pause for a moment and take stock of the next big things. My favorite sure-to-be trends, courtesy of some of the most influential designers not [...]
I’ve been buying Derek Lam clothes for seven years, since his first solo collection. Yet to this day, he never ceases to surprise and delight me. While he went for an early-sixties revival last Spring and Fall ’12 brought fifties-with-a-twist flavor, for the new season, Derek tells me he didn’t want to reference any specific [...]