The Fall 2013 collections have made their way to London, but before we cross the pond it wouldn’t be right not to feature one of my favorite designers, Derek Lam, who had one of the best New York collections.
Derek Lam, commenting from backstage, neatly summed up his customer; “She’s got a bohemian spirit, but in a modern, controlled way.”, which also adeptly describes this collection.
It is 2 parts modern, relaxed elegance displayed to a tee in the standout cape-back white satin blouse and tapering navy satin pants, or the double face wool, loosely fitted cargo trouser and matching sweater with criss-cross cape detail. Another modern stunner was the closing look of a camel boucle cape over a simple white wool crew neck dress.
Lam brilliantly wove in the 2 parts bohemian look, continuing the patchwork and crochet theme he started in spring. My favorite being the dark navy dress of leather strips woven together with a fringe hemline and topped off with a navy fox fur vest – it’s boho elegant at it’s best. Another example of his new take on evening came in a suede dress with a just-below-the-knee skirt, and T-shirt style top with geometric pieces sown in at the neckline resembling a mosaic pattern.
The clothes came with some dynamite accessories, I (and I’m sure everyone else) want every pair of wedge ankle boots, along the camera case cognac leather bag. In fact, Lam’s entire collection was made up of accessible pieces that one could easily see investing in. The difficult part will be in deciding which ones.
To view the entire collection, go to vogue.com.