September 21st, 2006
Photo Credit: New York Magazine
Key Takeaways: Layered silhouettes and loose oversized shapes dominated Derek Lam’s collection of sportswear. Lam toyed with a masculine/feminine theme that took his collection from sweet to sultry.
Color Palette: Neutrals like grey, black, white, and navy are spiced up with coral, turquoise, olive, celadon, and yellow.
Silhouettes: Key silhouettes included on-trend voluminous and kimono sleeves, swing coats, shorts, cropped pants, and ruffled styles. Lam also featured architecturally constructed tanks, collarless coats, dresses with pockets, and billowy gowns.
Accessories Report: Top-handle oversized bags, belts reminiscent of laptop locks, small and square sunglasses, and shoes with thick straps graced Lam’s runway.
What’s Wearable: We’d recomend Lam’s empire-waisted tulip dress with thick straps (pictured) and a breezy asymmetric chiffon dress–a real stunner.
What’s Not Wearable: Big over big layering–leave that for the models on the runway and the stylists who dress them.