Derek Lam’s fall collection gives smart but cozy streamlined looks mixing the past and future

Fashion One invites you to take a look at the Derek Lam collection from New York Fashion Week for fall/winter 2015.

We speak to the designer and hear all about his inspiration and the themes for the his recent designs. He was mainly inspired by typical New England and New York fall looks, in particular the cozy wool and warm tweed fabrics and an autumnal palette of browns, tans and burnt orange with some accents in stone gray and bottle green. The cut of the overcoats gives a slightly oversized fit, which the designer describes as a more relaxed and urban style.

There were also slim belted trench coats with stiff collars and hoods, wrap dresses, zip up knitwear and turtlenecks alongside flared front pleated pants on sharp trouser suits and dresses layered over wide leg pants. Marching band accent color stripes and piping seams on trousers were a recurring look, as were the high necklines and longer sleeves.

Lam talks about the tailoring of the garments and the concept of future now with a mix of old and new. Familiarity and comfort come from recognizable references to the past but are repurposed to create and work as a new idea.
Fashion One
Fashion One 
Number of Posts: 1517

Do you have a Fashion story idea or tip? Email us at