Playful, flirty designs were the reigning themes on Derek Lam’s Spring 2010 runway, which showed on Sunday at New York Fashion Week. Sporting cobalt-blue eye makeup and coral blush grazing their eyebrows, the models sported looks reminiscent of the styles popular half a decade ago – with a modern, high-fashion twist.
High-waisted skirts paired with Oxford heels were quite the departure from grungier, biker chic looks that have walked the runway thus far (we’re talking Erin Wasson x RVCA, Alexander Wang). Bold, colorful prints proved Derek Lam’s not afraid to use color, which we think everyone happily welcomed after Fashion Week’s rainy introduction.
We were also impressed by the variety of silhouettes that walked the runway: the free-flowing printed dress cinched at the waist with a chic belt, the body-hugging corset dresses, the detailed black-and-white number that looked like an insanely creative twist on a men’s tuxedo. There was literally something for every style palette and body type. One of our absolute favorites: the full-sleeved denim minidress, which was styled with a braided belt and cinched at the waist to create an hourglass figure. Although denim is never out of style, it’s seen a resurfacing lately in the form of jean shirts, vests, dresses, rompers… you name it. We loved Derek Lam’s take on denim, the full zipper is a classic detail and the design’s clean lines make it universally appealing.
We think we’d wear each and every one of the designs that walked Derek Lam’s runway. We can just see it now: paired with Jackie O-style shades, heading to our yacht in the South of France…
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