Francine Ballard's Rantings of the Accessory-Obsessed.
For Spring 2013, Derek Lam offered a collection that he’d described as “clean” and it terms of line and unfussiness of styling it certainly was that.
The colors however were the furthest thing from “clean” and were mostly a sad early 1970’s inspired palette of mossy greens, black, mustard yellow (again? there was already so much of this everywhere last season) and oxblood. That wonderful bright blue was a welcome exception.
The silhouettes were nice enough with plenty of separates, reworkings of that Spring staple, the trench coat, and a few special dresses.
A few observations if I may:
That’s it. Enjoy, and for more photos….. (Images via Vogue.com) -RS
Candids, behind the scenes and backstage at Derek Lam Spring 2013. -RS (via Vogue.com)
Derek Lam’s presentation for Resort 2013 is a tasteful display of city dressing with only the tiniest hint of “resort” per se. The latter comes in the form of a blown-up giraffe print in black and white that looks more Michael Kors than Lam but is attractive nonetheless. A powder blue cropped jacket with safari pockets at the chest was a standout, as was a sleeveless crimson shirtdress, its full skirt and nipped waist tailored perfectly. The last few looks in the collection moved away from rigid silhouettes into softly draped blouson dresses with asymmetrically placed front closures. While not the most innovative or trend-setting collection, there was still plenty to like. -RS (Images via Vogue.com)
Derek Lam Designs for EBay
Finallly EBay is figuring out how to do fashion. Since they launched their private sale business, a lot of us have been scratching our head- they just can’t quite get it together to compete with the likes of Gilt and Haute.
Enter CROWDSOURCING. After Derek’s February runway event, shoppers will be invited to vote on their favorite looks on eBay and determine the final assortment that will be available for purchase in the spring. The Lam-eBay collaboration is the first to bring crowdsourcing to the designer level, and it has the potential to change the way designers show their lines forever by allowing the customer to become the designer/ buyer in a sense. It will also give Lam the opportunity to reach a wider group of consumers than ever before.
Francine Davis Ballard [Via WWD]
ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE KATE MOSS
She recycles…her bag that is. She was spotted last week carrying the same grey python Derek Lam “Elsa” bag that she toted around all last summer. The girl loves what she loves…lovesit.
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