Derek Lam’s Resort 2015 collection’s inspiration goes back a few years from his favorite decade, the 70’s, to the mid 60’s, bringing us his excellent take on American Sportswear. In particular, it’s 1966, the year of his birth, and around the time a sportier aesthetic was beginning to emerge in designer attire.
This collection holds slimmer, leaner silhouettes that are exquisitely portrayed in floor scraping trousers – a special nod to the high-waisted white flares, the raw denim pants with the brilliant indigo red-piped suede belted jacket (I see woman, myself included, everywhere coveting this look), and the cotton tweed suit in a plum wine and bright orange that shouldn’t work but does so luminously. If not those, you can turn your fancy to the thigh-skimming A-line skirts — particularly fantastic in suede paired with a button-up polo with epaulets, or a structural knit sweater layered over leather.
Other standouts are a gorgeous camel duster with a subtle hourglass silhouette worn over a cotton jersey grey henley style shirt dress. And, the offbeat pairing of a sky blue suede jacket and sculptural burgundy crepe de chine dress is as rich and chic as it is unexpected. Not only are these magnificent duo’s guaranteed to lift your style to another level, but each piece stands strong as a separate. Working its magic on all it’s paired with.