New York Fashion Week, Fall 2007: Derek Lam


Derek Lam delivered what might be my favorite collection yet! Architectural and modern yet sexy, this Fall I may have to invest in one of his pieces.

With strong emphasis on the shoulders, the bust and the waist, there was a definite Azzedine Alaïa influence. But it was definitely American sportswear with knit sweaters, boxy coats and sporty touches like zippers, tank tops, color blocking and bold seams. The one shoulder made a couple of appearances; it was refreshing to see it on youthful short, flirty dresses. There was also a Grecian influence, with modern draping. The palette was subdued - putty, navy and black ruled, and a super cute periwinkle plaid brightened things up. A couple of long dresses even managed to pass for day wear - a challenging task. Metallics did pop up, but not blindingly so.

My favorite look: this belted shearling vest dress. Modern and so interesting!

To see all of my coverage from New York Fashion Week Fall 2007 click here.

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