June 15, 2008
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.