Derek Lam 10 Crosby
February 06, 2014 New York
Elsewhere, Giardina focused on developing texture with custom fabrications including bonded neoprene, which was hand-spray-painted to speckled effect, and needle-punched cotton voile. The silhouette here was generally relaxed. "Volume is really important, but it was also about maintaining the integrity of the waist," said Giardina, pointing out pleated A-line skirts that hit just below mid-calf. Fur—both real and faux—played a significant role too, with indigo-hued fox vests and a mint-colored coat that appeared to be shearling but was in fact 100 percent mohair. While Derek Lam recently moved into a larger office space farther uptown—leaving behind 10 Crosby's namesake address—the line coolly maintains its decidedly downtown sensibility.