Derek Lam made it all about the details for Fall 2013. Supple suedes and leathers in a simple palette of camel, ivory, and navy played out in deft patchworks and sweeping skirts. Cape-shape coats and tops were a fresh silhouette, while skirts swirled at midcalf. Touches of maroon appeared, continuing that shade's popularity on the runways.
Derek Lam showed in an airy all-white gallery for Fall 2013, and the clean lines of the surroundings were echoed in the clothes. Shades of ivory, tan, camel, and navy were pieced together for a minimalist take on colorblock. The leather and suede pieces were standouts, from a sweeping cream leather skirt to a top with intricate ladders of patchwork radiating from the neck.
For Fall 2013, the look at Derek Lam was inspired by his casual yet comfortable clothing collection. Lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux created an eye look that emulated a ray of light with Estée Lauder products. The hair, by Orlando Pita, was done up in a wavy style perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons.
The look: Braids converted into waves, a bold lip stain paired with metallic shadows, and complexion-specific nail polish
The inspiration: Minimalist decor with a comfortable and homey feel
Who would wear it: The woman who has a standing brunch appointment with friends . . . and a table full of Bellinis
A black pencil skirt is arguably one of the most versatile items in any lady's closet, and accordingly, should be a mandatory part of any style arsenal. It may have started as an office essential, but that doesn't mean this knee-length sheath is strictly business. Don't believe us? Watch as we put this basic to the test and style it out seven different ways — from work presentations to date-night and Sunday strolling, you'll be covered every day of the week.
Katie Holmes paired her favorite Derek Lam camera bag with matching satin trousers on her way to the Music Box Theater in NYC. The actress worked her festive bottoms with a sheer embroidered blouse, nubby white cardigan, strappy Christian Louboutin pumps, and a black leather tote. Re-create Katie's latest outfit for a lunch date with friends or pair her bottoms with this sequin Ted Baker top ($145) for a stylish holiday party alternative.
Katie Holmes has a fab new Derek Lam camera bag and she's been toting it all around NYC. Recently, the actress worked her red crossbody bag in two fashionable ways: during the day with an Isabel Marant dress and Rag & Bone booties, then at night with a red dress, denim jacket, and Isabel Marant Western boots. Get a closer look at both looks, then shop her exact pieces for yourself.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Model Devon Aoki is pregnant for the second time. She and husband James Bailey are expecting a girl this January; the couple's son, Hunter, was born last June. [Us Weekly]
- Peter Brant II's reaction to last night's election results have stirred up anger and controversy. [Jezebel]
- Kenneth Cole's reaction to the election, however, wasn't nearly as threatening. On Wednesday, he unveiled a billboard in New York that reads, "That's two jobs saved. Congratulations President Obama (and long live Big Bird)." Had the election gone the other way, Cole was prepared with a billboard that said, "Mitt happens." [The Cut]
- Now that Narciso Rodriguez has successfully launched his Kohl's collaboration, he's moving onto another retail frontier: ecommerce. [Style.com]
- Derek Lam and his business partner Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann have purchased back the majority stack of their brand from Labelux, the luxury group that also owns Bally, Jimmy Choo, and Belstaff. "We look forward to our continued growth and to the many exciting possibilities ahead of us," Lam said. [WWD]
- Richard Chai has signed on to create new uniforms for the hosts, servers, and bartenders at the Andaz Hotel in New York City. [Fashionologie Inbox]
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While running around NYC, Katie Holmes has been showing off her new Fall bag: this red Derek Lam camera bag ($1,390), which also comes in tan and black. If you recall, camera bags gained popularity during Summer and they're still going strong. If you've been wanting to get in on the cool trend, we recommend Katie's red Derek Lam bag because it has an undeniably rich hue that would look good with any outfit, it's small but roomy enough to fit your necessities, and the crossbody strap means you can be hands free while running all your errands.
Derek Lam's whimsical white Fall '12 runway look immediately struck a chord in our fashion hearts, and we're sure you can see why. From the billowy, diaphanous silk dress to the cozy cable-knit top, we can't get enough of this effortlessly elegant ensemble — ideal for the holiday dressing season ahead. In a perfect world, we'd pick up Lam's runway look in a heartbeat, but sadly, our purse strings aren't as giving. But there's another way to get the look for less. Emote the same magical wintry vibe by pairing a floaty off-white silk gown or maxi skirt with a sleeveless sweater. Then, finish the look with strappy suede sandals, a rhinestone bracelet, and a slightly tousled updo, and you're ready for your next black-tie holiday affair. Shop our editors' picks in the links below.From left to right: T by Alexander Wang Sheer Silk-Blend Maxi Dress ($250, originally $625), J Brand Sleeveless Sweater ($225), Rhinestone Stretch Bracelet ($16), Steve Madden Real Love Sandals ($100).
Between its functionality and the sleek structural shape, it wasn't even a question of whether or not we liked Derek Lam's Fall '12 bag fare. Rather, a better question would be: when can we get our hands on the Newton camera bag ($1,390)? The answer? Now. The price tag may be a little steep, but here are three reasons why this style should be your next accessory splurge. One: The stark, boxy silhouette is classic, through and through. As in, you can count on this bag being a go-to favorite for seasons to come. Two: You can schlep your camera around, no problem. But the less-obvious zinger is that it's roomy enough to hold the bonus essentials (read: a compact mirror, lipstick, and a minibrush). Three: It's the perfect size for any occasion, and to add to its versatility, most camera bags double as crossbody bags, too. Whether you're taking in the sights somewhere, running errands, or are off to a swanky dinner, this is it. We get that the Derek Lam iteration might be a bit of a budget stretch so, if you love the idea of a camera bag, you're still in the right place. See our picks below to get in our latest Fall bag crush.