Lyn Devon's Fall 2011 look is undoubtedly inspired by the Halston era. But unlike some of the uber-referential collections we saw last season, hers is a more subtle, studied reflection. Along with the ultra suede and long lines, there was a theme of travel. Devon's customer can mix her cashmere drawstring bottoms, silk blouses, and graphic dresses to create hundreds of brand new outfits. A drawstring waist jacket in Colombo cashmere--black, mustard, navy, or grey--serves as the finishing piece.
While Devon doesn't seek out red carpet attention, her long jersey bustier dress is sure to garner some. We see a lady like Cate Blanchett--or perhaps Julianna Margulies?--pairing it with a dripping diamond necklace and nothing more.
And we can't forget the prints, as Devon creates a new set each season. One was a burnt out black polka dot, another a blue polka dot on cream that almost morphs into an ikat print, and a purple, blue, and green ikat print that almost morphs into a camouflage. They blend easily into the rest of the collection, but without fading away.
Devon's girl has also been given the opportunity to move away from the fitted waistline--most silhouettes were lean, but long with a drop waist--which is a welcome change. Our favorite piece in the collection? A pair of grey wool cropped pants with a mustard windowpane check. They're a take on Devon's signature Truman pant, but with a suede drawstring waist. Genius.