DEREK LAM FALL 2019 RTW COLLECTION
Derek Lam launches the Fall collection, the designer’s second season off the runway.
February 12, 2019
For the Derek Lam Fall 2019 RTW collection, the designer created a lineup of elaborate, yet still minimal patternmaking and luxurious fabrications, many by the Italian textile-maker Loro Piana.
The collection was accentuated by the substantial platform boots, slides, and ankle-strap pumps the models sported.
The standout pieces were cut from cotton canvas and linens in varying shades of khaki, with confident cuts: a trench and poncho with trapeze volumes, a tailored asymmetrical sarong. His more conventional tailoring experiments resulted in unusual, but equally boss shapes: A padded navy wool coat was double-breasted with strong shoulders and raised pockets; there’d be no messing with the woman who wears it, especially if she accessorized with his shield sunglasses.
Lam renewed his commitment to earth-friendly practice and fabrics with a long-sleeved shift in supple, non-chromed white leather, which means fewer harsh chemicals. He used a compact knit black ribbed eco-viscose for a sleeveless number allowing the fabrication and unique technique to shine through.