FLASH FASHION: Derek Lam Embraces Minimalism

A few days ago we met Derek Lam and were all, “OMG LOVE.” Besides being incredibly talented, he is also super personable and really smart. As such, it didn’t surprise us that the thoughtful designer excerpted a New Yorker article about minimalism to explain the inspiration for his — you guessed it — minimalist collection.

V-necks and angles pervaded, with neutral tones and even a bit of denim infusing a mostly black and white palate. Elegant long gowns and careful tailoring kept the aesthetic clean and fresh. Word on the street is many show-goers were too hungover from last night’s Alexander Wang party to fully appreciate Lam’s show, which is a shame, because (like Lam himself) it was really quite smart.

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