June 09, 2009 New York
Bringing happiness back is one tall order, but that was Derek Lam's plan when he was designing his Resort collection. His MO? Leaven his signature edgy urban basics with a beachy vibe. Riffing on popular looks from his Fall collection, he whipped up studded jersey dresses and sequined cocktail numbers in bold colors like yellow and marine blue, and, even cheekier, showed clamshell-print pajama pants with a stripey nautical tee. It'll be a kick to wear, whether your island is Manhattan or of the more tropical variety.
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