Layered whites, lace trim and silk fringes, and a row of black buttons intentionally left unlooped for that haphazard sexiness. Derek Lam discovers feminine silhouettes for his spring-summer 2016 collection, creating great outfit compositions, and of course clothes. Fur stoles were carried by the models in a non-chalant way while the long, medieval-esque gowns looked weightlessly on Grace Hartzel. Although I felt A LOT of references to Celine and Chloe (as usually), the collection is lovely.
Pastels are always a good choice. In my opinion, Derek Lam is seriously underrated – he is a master of colour combination. He can easily mix unobvious camel with teal or rust with yellow, creating a simple, but interesting look. AW15 is one of the most genius collections Derek showed in his whole career – the way of wearing coats, the “whatever” mood brought by the XXL-sized sweatshirts and pantalons – created a smart and sophisticated collection which allows women to style their clothes however they want to. No big theme is imposed – it’s all about pastel-coloured basics!