"A clever remix" was how design director Elizabeth Giardina described the new 10 Crosby Derek Lam collection, which centered on the ideas of elevated sweatshirt dressing and rounded silhouettes. The opening outfit aptly illustrated the casually elegant mood. Instead of doing the sporty pullover and relaxed trousers in standard terry or neoprene, which we've seen ad nauseam the past few seasons, they were cut from a sturdy double crepe that gave them an effortless sophistication—particularly when shown in head-to-toe white. "We wanted to treat wovens like they were jersey," said Giardina. Elsewhere, they treated jersey like it was a woven, adding fancy French seams to slub T-shirts.
Giardina took the edge off tailored blazers with soft, dropped shoulders, and updated comfortable track pants in supple blush-pink leather. Polka dots were used as a motif throughout and neatly tied in with the curved shapes. They came sliced and diced on a pair of silk pants and flocked on sheer blouses. Laid-back evening looks like a tuxedo jumpsuit with a fluttering semicircular shirttail completed the collection.