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.