December 05, 2012
Derek Lam has crowned IMG's new face Amanda Murphy his 10C girl for pre-fall. Murphy, who practices radiology and rides horses, flew in from Chicago for the lookbook shoot. As for the clothes, the designer took a simple approach, meshing the ease of summer with the polish of fall. There were relaxed, oversized shapes like karate-style palazzo pants and origami-meets-animal-print boyfriend sweaters. A "slicing and dicing" theme ran throughout the range on color-blocked blouses, bootcut trousers, and lace-up booties, a first for Lam's contemporary line. The label's de rigueur wide-leg pajama pants reappeared, this time in a floral pattern worn with a tunic and an oxblood leather jacket. But those weren't the only pj's on hand. He also included a silk drawstring set with tapered legs.