Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week: Derek Lam

– By Andrea Mestrovic –

There was a certain unspoken supremacy at Derek Lam’s Fall 2012 collection in New York.   It started with rudimentary, monochromatic, print separates and enhanced, contrast-collar dresses in unassuming forms, but with a taste of the fantastical to come. Brigitte Bardot look-alikes strutted down the runway sporting unfussy beehives and projecting lenient 60’s housewives.

In his follow-up act, Lam paired sensual knitwear with uncomplicated, wearable wide-leg trousers, and high-sheen leather tops with hemmed at the knee skirts.  For Fall 2012 he experimented with a brilliant array of fabrics, from woven cashmere to printed silks and glossy leather.  True to form, his collection thus far appeared luxurious but moderately informal.

In a surprising finale, Lam gave us some unexpected femininity and fluidity – an unconventional twist for the designer known for his contemporary, often futuristic fashions.  Models like Josephine Skriver, Daria Strokous and Katryn Kruger took the final walk through a maze of white frames in floor length, quixotic, motion-packed silk gowns and skirts paired with cable-knit cashmere sweaters in a perfect balance of textures and cause.
Derek Lam seeks to make fashion that is fantastical but rational and timeless in its elegance.  Mission accomplished.  His Fall 2012 collection is just that.
Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic
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Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on http://oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea

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