Looks from Derek Lam’s spring 2012 collection (Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
Start saving up now for the stunning spring line from Derek Lam. The clean-lined collection debuted this afternoon at Lincoln Center, where Lam is the reigning “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer, a seasonal title previously bestowed upon the likes of Chado Ralph Rucci, Carolina Herrera, and Narciso Rodriguez. For spring 2012, Lam took inspiration from the iconic West Coast residences designed by Richard Neutra (and iconically photographed by Julius Shulman). “I love the strong and optimistic color palette and the modern mixes of geometric patterns,” said Lam before the show. The Council of Fashion Designers of America recently announced the second group of emerging talents to score low-cost studio space and business mentoring from the CFDA Fashion Incubator program: Antonio Azzuolo (a.a. Antonio Azzuolo), Arielle Shapiro (Ari Dein), Benjamin and Doug Burkman (Burkman Bros), Christian Cota, Emanuela Duca, Ricky Hendry and Marc Daniels (Isaora), Luis M. Fernandez (Number: Lab), Reece Solomon (Reece Hudson), Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker (The Lake & Stars), and Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein (Timo Weiland). Check out their future workspaces on October 15, when Kliment Halsband Architects leads free behind-the-scenes tours* of the CFDA Fashion Incubator (pictured below) during openhousenewyork weekend.
(Photos courtesy Kliment Halsband Architects)
*Tours will be given on Saturday, October 15, every half hour between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Reservations required; email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a time. For more information, call (646)786-1726.