Derek Lam's Patriotic Tribute to the US of A
The all-American attire was a conglomerate of spring looks, beach-wear separates and hot-pants galore.
Floral prints and brightly hued tanks, tops, dresses and skirts with cuts and shapes reminiscent of the decades past gave the line a feel of an updated version of 1940s all-American attire.
Implications - Now that China has been labelled the next great world power, youth consumers are nostalgic for classic American culture. JFK-era fashion and pre-1960s counter-culture movement apparel is specifically very appealing. Companies can attract and form a more meaningful relationship with these consumers by creating products that scream classic Americana. Brands can either inject Americana into their marketing or new products.