Derek Lam Fall 2014–Clean and elegant sportswear is the staple of Derek Lam, and the American designer was not short on either aspect for his fall-winter 2014 collection shown during New York Fashion Week. This season, Lam was inspired by “nomadic silhouettes and rustic fabrications” as his show notes indicate. The silhouette is forgiving with mid-length skirts sometimes flared at the bottom layered under boxy coats in a neutral palette teamed with lavender and periwinkle accents. Lam ends on a slinky note featuring a trio of dresses made of satin with a strip-like technique connected by gold beading.
Lam’s Classic Fall – Derek Lam’s fall 2012 collection had all the trappings of a classic, American sportswear outing with tapered trousers, chunky knitwear and kitschy prints on display for the upcoming season. Models hit the runway in slightly mussed beehives reflecting the sixties feel of the designs featuring wearable yet luxurious outerwear made of leather, lambskin and wool. Lam also lengthened his hemlines for fall, culminating in a modest and effortlessly chic black ensemble worn by model Katryn Kruger for the finale.
Lam’s Sleek Pre-Fall – Derek Lam creates a relaxed yet elegant vision for the pre-fall season with tailored suits, fur embellished coats and bohemian patterned ladies dresses. Modeled by Caroline Brasch Nielsen, the new collection features streamlined silhouettes with a retro flair–making the Lam woman one with a modern take on classic staples.
The Lam Effect – Derek Lam crafted an impeccable showing of jackets and dresses for his spring 2012 presentation shown during New York Fashion Week today. With his signature seventies flair, Lam delivered art-deco inspired prints, modified jumpsuits and menswear inspired button-up tees for a sophisticated yet sexy celebration of the feminine form. Beauty for the show was sun-kissed yet strong with rosy cheeks and slicked back ponytails.
Look Up – Fashion’s recent mod resurgence has gone from the runway to editorials, and now campaigns, with Derek Lam’s fall 2011 advertisements starring Aline Weber. Sporting a powder blue jacket and robin red pants, the Brazilian stunner stands out from the crowd with a wide-eyed look. (TFS)
At 10 Crosby – Derek Lam launches his first diffusion line with 10 Crosby Derek Lam, named after Lam’s corporate office address. The recent lookbook starring Hanne Gaby Odiele, showcases twelve minimal yet stylish looks for the resort season. From flouncy dresses to tailored pants, 10 Crosby brings urban chic to the forefront of pre-spring.
Derek Lam follows up a glamorous spring with understated elegance for his fall 2011 showing for the fourth day of New York Fashion Week. Lam brought his own unique take on American sportswear with classic silhouettes revamped with touches of leather, sheer materials and fur. The garments also featured bold stripes along the pant legs, moving towards the hemline of coats and sack dresses.
Changing directions for the new season, Derek Lam goes from western chic to seventies glam for his spring 2011 collection. Many seventies staples such as trenches, jumpsuits and wide-leg pants made an appearance on the runway in addition to new twists on old classics found in adorned rompers and platform heels made for the modern woman. Another noticeable change for this season is a lack of neutral hues. With less tan and camel tones, room is made for crisp blue, white and even printed garments perfect for those languid summer days.
Taking directive from the collection’s western inspired aesthetic, Derek Lam’s fall 2010 campaign takes to the badlands for a series of elegant yet rugged images. Photographed by Sølve Sundsbø with art direction by Doug Lloyd, Maryna Linchuk makes the perfect cowgirl as she dons fringe, leather and studs styled by Elissa Santisi. For a further look at the campaign, take a gander at a behind the scenes video on the label’s official site.