Few designers create timeless, sporty pieces like Derek Lam, and the Derek Lam Spring 2012 collection is a perfect depiction of what the California-born designer is capable of.
Listed in the show's notes as some of Lam's influences this season were: "Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack crooning by the piano and Angie Dickinson lounging by a crystal-blue pool. Mid-century louche and luxury."
Classic silhouettes and patterns like '60s mod-inspired graphic prints and pencil skirts added a timelessness to the Derek Lam Spring 2012 collection, while trendy colors of the season like canary yellow and coral made sure each look was current and right on trend.
My favorite look of the collection is surely the belted brown leather shirt paired with a geometric printed pencil skirt. Lam's ability to mix retro and current looks with an undeniable flair is what makes him a New York Fashion Week favorite.