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Brief Published: 9 Sep 2011

NYFW S/S 2012: Brights and Stripes at 10 Crosby Derek Lam


Fashion designer Derek Lam unveiled the second outing of his diffusion line, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, as part of New York Fashion Week yesterday. Named after his New York office address, the collection lookbook of 13 outfits modelled by Hanne Gaby Odiele was released.

Brights and stripes prevailed, with monochrome palettes getting a lift through bright florals and geometric prints. Wide-leg silk trousers, pencil skirts and cropped jackets demonstrated Lam’s typically New York penchant for grown-up, pulled together silhouettes.

Geometric colour-blocking has proved a popular trend on New York’s runway so far, with Rachel Comey, Richard Chai Love and Vena Cava all demonstrating the look. Another key trend seen at NYFW so far is the double-split skirt. Seen on maxi skirts for Autumn/Winter 2011-12, the trend has continued for Spring/Summer 2012, injecting sexiness into the prim pencil and knee-length skirts seen at both Jenni Kayne and Rachel Comey.

The shoulder has been the key point of interest on the body, with the likes of Nicholas K, Richard Chai Love and BCBG Max Azria all giving their collections the cold shoulder, with cut-out detailing and exposed shoulders working to give a sense of soft femininity.

NYFW runs until September 15 2011.

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