Derek Lam took his fascination with the 70’s and dove in head first coming up for air with a Spring/Summer collection that delivers the affectivity of the decade yet with a modernity and freshness that speaks of today. “That era was the high point of American design, and I wanted to reiterate it in a modern, universal way,” said Lam backstage.
The American sports wear master delivered again with a fantastic collection that opened up with rich patchwork suedes of dove grey, violet and light brown. The lush suedes fell like liquid over the models with a suppleness and lightness about them. The simplicity of the silhouettes, heightened by top stitching, were in what may appear to be haphazard patchwork patterns, but I’m guessing were very well thought out.
The slouchy high-waisted trousers with patch pockets and a simple collarless blouse were a favorite, as was the sailor motif in a white below the knee full skirt and sleeveless crewneck top embellished with gleaming metal studs. And, who will be able to resist the palest of pale lilac suede duster (divine worn over anything) paired with a simple knit top and violet suede to-the-knee a-line skirt. Not I!!
The Perfect Tuxedo Blazer & Long Flowy Dresses
Altuzarra closed with a perfect black tuxedo jacket worn over a very sexy shear, cut out gown that would be just as heavenly over his velvet gold patterned and sheer fabric flowing gown!! Let’s hope to see them on the upcoming red carpets!