February 09, 2014 New York
Backstage Lam was talking about Buddhism, Tibetan prayer flags, and Central Asian nomads. He said he was interested in the idea of clashing yet harmonious energies. But it's best not to read too much into that. The overall impression was rich (see the patchwork leather skirt) but clean (as in the elongated black blazer he paired it with). Coats have already become a meme this week. Lam's contributions were whipped up in a wool bouclé shot through with Lurex. He can usually be depended on for a big fox fur, but the mood here was too quiet for that. A haircalf jacket in a striking shade of curry was a more than worthy stand-in. There was news in his knits, too. Hard to choose between the multi-ply ribbed cashmere of an asymmetrically draped sweater dress and the Mondrian-esque intarsias of his fine jersey tunics. "Prayer flag" evening dresses with split seams held together by gold beads were harmonious indeed.