Derek Lam's Fall 2011 show was thrillingly jam-packed with all the cognoscenti including Vogue's Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley. We caught up with the designer backstage after his heavily lauded presentation, where he filled us in on his love of eveningwear and the inherent versatility of his well-executed pieces and offered a few words of inspiration from the world-famous choreographer George Balanchine. We also caught a few words of praise from Talley about Lam's flawless work. To see the whole exchange, watch our video now!
Let's take a quick break from checking out all of the Fall 2011 goodies and zoom in on Derek Lam's cheap(er) Spring 2011 collection for eBay, which just debuted yesterday during NYFW at the beautiful Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center. Sixteen Summer-perfect dresses were displayed, ranging from colorful cotton poplin numbers to wispy bohemian floral frocks, which, by the way, were all styled with Lam's amazing patent flatforms. Lam also concocted a couple of black-tie-appropriate gowns for those looking for something dressier. And guess what? All of the dresses are set to retail from $125 to $295 — much cheaper than Lam's signature line! However, there's a catch: only five of these pretties will be produced for purchase. If you're jonesing for a particular piece — we especially love the long floral maxi and denim shirt dress — cast your vote at DerekLam.ebay.com and hope for the best. If that's not enough assurance for you, there's always the refresh button . . . The five winning dresses will be announced March 1 and will be available for purchase May 1. Take a look at our video of the collection on FabSugarTV.
>> Let's take a quick breather from checking out all of the Fall 2011 collections and peruse Derek Lam's cheap(er) Spring 2011 collection for eBay, which just debuted yesterday during NYFW at the beautiful Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center. 16 Summer perfect dresses were displayed, ranging from colorful cotton poplin numbers to wispy bohemian floral frocks all styled with Lam's amazing patent flatforms. Lam also concocted a couple of black-tie appropriate gowns for those looking for something dressier. The dresses are set to retail from $125 to $295, a lot less compared to Lam's signature line, but there's a catch: only five pieces will actually be produced for purchase. So, if you're jonesing for a particular piece — we especially love the long floral maxi and denim shirt dress — cast your vote at DerekLam.ebay.com. The five winning dresses will be announced March 1 and will be available for purchase May 1.
We're just about halfway through Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week, and we've already noticed a few trends emerging. More on that later, but first, let's see some highlights from day four. From elegant vintage-looking hair and makeup as seen at Lela Rose (pictured here), to bold, geometric shapes and color, be sure to tell us which ones top your list of favorites.
Each day of New York Fashion Week is giving us something to look forward to for Fall '11. We've been seeing longer hems, bold pops of color, and loads of mixed prints — and each show leaves us more excited for the next. Derek Lam hit us with his well-known uptown glamour, VPL showed us sexy metallics, and Alice Ritter offered the ultimate in cool-girl chic. Click through to see day four's Fab-approved looks.
Derek Lam has all your sartorial bases covered. His Fall 2011 collection was filled with fluid silhouettes and wearable, yet unique, pieces like printed wide-leg trousers, pea and shearling coats, and divine poplin halter dresses that floated down the runway. Leather and lamé touches added further intrigue, while a killer white jumpsuit left us dying for more. Watch our complete runway coverage now to see all the must-have looks!
Derek Lam has made a name for himself in classic American sportswear, bringing modern updates to silhouettes we happily define as classics. Fall 2011 continues his refinement of sportswear. Trousers were colorblocked, oversize menswear coats received sporty stripes, and fur and leather were reworked into cropped vests and pencil skirts. Layering continued to be big, in the form of long tunics over pants, as does the color red, which designers have been using to punch up gray-toned collections. For the finale, Derek went romantic and long, in the form of flowy gowns, including one supersexy version in black leather and navy silk. Take a look at the full runway and backstage interview with the designer on FabSugarTV.
- Trends: Fur details, plaid, leather.
- Colors: Navy, cream, black, red, cobalt.
- Key Looks: The slick leather jackets.
- Accessories: Cream leather calf-length booties.
- Who Would Wear It: Classic women who love a modern twist to their clothes.