January 31, 2008 New York
High-tech sports pieces aside, Lamberth's vision created an appealing mash-up of formal and casual, cashmere and nylon, as in a brown nylon peacoat over a cream cashmere sweater orthe reversea charcoal jacket over red nylon pants. Cargo pants were cut in pinstripe and herringbone wool; classic outerwear was reconfigured in tech fabrics. For evening, shawl-collared velvet jackets were worn with indigo denims, a white windbreaker took the place of a tuxedo vest, and a puffer stood in for a tux jacket. The easy dressiness fitted right in with Lamberth's mission statement. An even better fit was the slouchy indolence of a cable-knit robeor the final parade of 12-packs in long johns.