Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Derek Lam

February 8th, 2007

Derek Lam Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  Derek Lam jumped on the 1980s bandwagon with skinny riding pants, off-the-shoulder tops, broad shoulders, oversized coats, and asymmetric draping.

Color Palette: Black, white, grey, and shades of brown were accented with blue and gold.  Plaid patterns featured prominently.

Silhouettes: Big on top, small on bottom.  Broad shoulders, oversized outerwear, kimono sleeves, and off-the-shoulder tops were paired with legging-style pants and short, swingy skirts.  Cocktail dresses featured asymmetric draping, 80s style.  Detailing to note: zipper details, oversized collars, metallic shine, plaid, and decorative pockets.

Accessories Report:  Boots and belts accessorized the 80s style outfits coming down the runway.

What’s Wearable:  Kimono sleeves work well to camouflage thick upper arms, and broad shoulders help balance wide hips. 

What’s Not Wearable:  Horizontal stripes only visually widen your body, and the severe, skinny riding pants will only work on stick-thin women.

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fabi  |  February 8th, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    I live very far from New York, so the closest I can get to fashion week is reading your reports. Thankyou!

  • 2. Trisha  |  February 8th, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the love, and we’re glad you like the reports, Fabi!

  • 3. Jessica  |  February 11th, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    I loved this collection. I thought the draping was amazing and can’t get over big grey is going to be this Fall. I have been stock piling a small amount to wear come September!

  • 4. Trisha  |  February 11th, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Why wait for Fall? You can wear grey now! We’re especially into grey denim. Yum.

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