June 15, 2008 New York
For Resort, Derek Lam embraced the unpretentiousness of American sportsweara perennial motif of his, and as such not necessarily the freshest direction for him to explore. A menswear influence was apparent in button-down shirts, crisp trousers, and various (perhaps too various) trenchcoats both short and long. Balancing the gender scales was ladylike fare touched by Camelot: boxy coats, bracelet sleeves, cigarette pants, and funnel-collared tops. More intriguing was a romper in a pretty printed silk. Lam claimed the all-in-one silhouette has been a retail hitthough the fashion jury may still be debating that one.
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