On perhaps the coldest day yet this season, fashion insiders filed in to St. John’s Center yesterday for Derek Lam’s Fall/Winter collection. Aymeline Valade kicked off the show in a a boxy wool jumper and floral print leather pencil skirt, followed by Alana Zimmer, Daphne Groeneveld, Tati Cotliar, Karmen Pedaru, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Emily Baker. Lam was on trend in keeping things on the androgynous side with relatively shapeless silhouettes, oxford brogues, and structured trench coats in a variety of fabrics and skins. Newcomer Katryn Kruger, who seems to be as big a trend this season as fur sleeves and military jackets, closed the show in an all black ensemble composed of a textured-knit sweater and a floor-length silk chiffon skirt that billowed as she made her way down the catwalk.
The collection as a whole was cohesive and stayed true to Lam’s sleek design aesthetic; however the standout of the show was Arizona Muse debuting a darker hair color which stood out beautifully against the crisp white tunic dress she wore on the runway.