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."
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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.
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The bright, punchy palette included cobalt blue leathers, meant to give the impression of denim from a distance.
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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.
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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.
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Upon closer inspection, this pencil skirt and crop top set feature a faint golden shimmer.
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With a big straw hat and a woven picnic basket, this navy polka-dot ensemble is perfect for an afternoon in Central Park.
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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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