fall collections, new york: derek lam

by Jeremy Danté

as arizona muse opened the FW11 derek lam show, use of print, strict design lines & cleanly translated style was felt on the runway. i felt a sense of mod style in the clothes this season, in the piping used on the soft coats & the silhouettes that were created. beautiful use of wool & chic use of leather was seen in the collection as a bit more masculinity shined through the collections coats. as the collection progressed, the masculinity soon smoothed to feminine elegance as a dramatic set of gowns was seen worn by jourdan dunn, mirte maas, juju ivanyuk, aline weber, karlie kloss, joan smalls & jac. simple style was presented & still a powerful statment was made. modern interpretations of familar designs were seen particularly with the dresses of the collection & i loved the use of fur within the set. a solid direction of clean style in understated fashion.

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