A veteran in the ranks of the fashion trade, and at the same time an instant sensation since his own line debuted in 2003, Derek Lam maintains his command of fashion's golden decades with his own beloved touch of joie de vivre and a totally modern feel in his Spring 2010 collection.
For a shining array of industry stars including Rachel Zoe, TK and TK, Derek Lam showed a collection of characteristically glamourized, all-woman pieces with a 1970s edge spun in a way we have not seen before. Excitingly for the runway but somewhat tragic for any other scenario on the planet was Lam's membership in the No-Pants-for-Spring club, giving retro silhouettes an update by stripping away the bottom half. Missing pieces aside, we loved the designer's luxiant, but easy-breezy suede t-shirt, a purple and teal-splashed and gold-glitter color palette and a disco-ball pop-art stars. The shoes were rad, too, vaguely nautical navy-blue striped bands on chunky wooden platforms with lace-up ankles - yes, please!
According to one of our tweeps on the ground, Lam listed Rehobeth Beach as an inspiration, and we can't help but feel the vibe of kitsch in a sea of sequins and sumptuous color.