Runway Review | Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fall 2015:
Velvet, bouclé, shearling, double-face wool, and brocade mingled in harmony in the new Derek Lam 10 Crosby collection. That isn't to say the label abandoned its minimal signatures; on familiar shapes, the mash-up of textures and prints simply lent a sense of newness. A navy silk georgette floral had a graphic, Pop appeal, while an earthy lamé brocade was a little more louche. There was an artsy, effortless vibe to the clothes that didn't feel busy, even worn head to toe. Those easy-to-wear prints spoke to the subtle shift happening in fashion right now; rather than a full-on reaction to minimalism, it's more of a luxe upgrade. There was also a dash of '70s flavor—see the crushed-velvet boots, crisp denim blazer, and scarf-printed separates. For the 10 Crosby girl who is used to more casual pieces, there were great cable knits, sculptural jackets inspired by military liners, buffalo-check capes, and a mohair-bonded sweatshirt. One of the best looks was comprised of a fuzzy olive knit top, a pinstriped skirt/pant hybrid, and a fringed bandana hat riffed on a Derek Lam main line scarf from a few seasons back. In a variety of prints, the scarf was the collection's standout accessory.
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