Derek Lam at NYFW with Yimmy Yayo
A collection inspired by "mid-century louche and luxury."
Derek Lam looked to decades past in creating this collection inspired by, as the program noted, "mid-century louche and luxury." Lengths of dresses and skirts were modest, falling just below the knee and recalling the 1950's while a coral silk jumpsuit for only the very confident possessed a kind of 1970's Palm Springs poolside glamour. A beige trench coat with patent black trimming was Mod in its inspiration and stiff, structured brown leather pieces (a tank, cinched at the waist with a belt; a zip-up shift dress) were also reminiscent of this era.
Some of our favourite pieces were those featuring digitally manipulated tile prints, which kaleidoscoped across otherwise basic shift dresses and - the best - a short sleeved shirt and pair of pants which was graphic fantastic. Super slick hair and minimal makeup with an emphasis only on eyebrows kept things from being too fussy.
Photography: Yimmy Yayo
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