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Runway Report: Derek Lam Spring 2010

For spring 2010 Derek Lam was interested in dressing women for fun, carefree summers in colorful clothing and accessories. The designer looked to American boardwalks and east coast beach retreats for inspiration.

Lam loves glamour and this season was no exception. Models (including Caroline Trentini making her spring debut) walked the runway in perfectly put together optimistic looks that made us want to fast forward through the colder months this year—think Palm Beach florals on high-waisted skirts and mini dresses, tiny star printed blouses, and "deck-side" one-piece suits that should never hit the water.

Stars were a major theme for Lam, also showing up on oversized Dean Harris earrings (in gold, blue and white), as grommets on suede and leather belts, and as an oversized graphic print on Lily Donaldson's black and white sundress.

In recent seasons Lam's accessory business has taken off—especially his handbags which we've seen on the shoulders of editors from Vogue, Elle and Style.com this week. For spring he'll no doubt delight fans with an update on fall's tassel and fringe bag and beautiful suede lace-up platform heels in cognac, teal and black.

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