Lyn Devon Brings the Picnic to the City

Lyn Devon reinterpreted traditional picnic prints like red check and blue denim in her modern silhouettes.

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Catherine Blair Pfander
"For us it's always about Audrey, not Marilyn," Lyn Devon revealed at her W Times Square presentation. "There's a playfulness, but it's always elegant and sophisticated -- like Audrey."
Catherine Blair Pfander
For spring, Devon sought to bring The Great American Picnic into an urban context, giving modern updates to traditional red-and-yellow checks, polka dots, even a digital-print textile that creates a grass-like texture.
Catherine Blair Pfander
The bright, punchy palette included cobalt blue leathers, meant to give the impression of denim from a distance.
Catherine Blair Pfander
Devon finds a way to give each pattern or print her own unique spin. The polka dots on this long cream skirt, for example, are composed of squiggly illustrated lines.
Catherine Blair Pfander
Devon's pitch-perfect sundresses balance a fun, youthful appeal with classic elegance. Here, one of our favorite polka-dotted dresses with a knee-length pleated skirt.
Catherine Blair Pfander
Upon closer inspection, this pencil skirt and crop top set feature a faint golden shimmer.
Catherine Blair Pfander
With a big straw hat and a woven picnic basket, this navy polka-dot ensemble is perfect for an afternoon in Central Park.
Catherine Blair Pfander
Speaking of baskets, Devon created her own stylish riff on the traditional picnic carryall with tiny metal clutches with a woven, wicker-like inlay.
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