Derek Lam perfects retro western

New York: For spring/summer 2015, Derek Lam elaborated on his Pre Summer ’15 collection with a western twist on retro designs. Suede colour blocking, severe topstitching, and decorative nailheads added that western flare to otherwise 70’s sportswear. Think flares and wide leg pants, round sunglasses, matching pant and skirt sets, and platform shoes. The colour palette was based with neutrals and highlighted by shades of purple and teal.-Jaclyn Jones

Silhouette: Relaxed and straight / Flare

Key items: Topcoat / Leather blazer / Suede shacked / Cropped jacket / Sleeveless shirt / Half placket shirt / Crewneck tee / Fitted crewneck short sleeve sweater / Tunic / Peplum top / Shirtdress / A-line dress / Sheath / A-line skirt / Button front skirt / Flounce midi skirt / Flare pant / High-waisted wide leg pant / Wide leg cropped pant

Colour:  White / Black / Tan / Brown / Teal / Royal purple / Lila / Orchid / Wisteria

Print & pattern: Colour blocking / Stripes /  Textured diagonal geometric

Materials & trim: Suede / Leather / Silk / Poplin / Gabardine / Wool / Fine gauge knit / Fringe / Beading / Nail heads / Topstitch

Footwear: Two-tone flat loafer / Flatform sandal / Flatform clog / Wedge / Strappy sandal

Accessories: Round sunglasses / Wide belt / Cluster pendant necklace / Cocktail ring


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