In a well-lit gallery in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday afternoon, Derek Lam presented his fall 2014 collection, which included a well-edited selection of the designer’s signature luxury sportswear. Key shapes included clean turtlenecks — often layered under a sweater or coat — cropped jackets, luxe coats with soft, slightly rounded shoulders and crisp-looking crew neck tops.
The collection consisted mostly of neutrals, with a few color-blocked pieces in shades of brown, red and green. Forest green had an especially large presence throughout — I loved the lacquered canvas coat, seen above — even in the beauty look: Makeup artist Tom Pecheux of Estée Lauder created a smoky eye using dark ivy shadow.
Finally, we couldn’t help but notice that a number of pieces in Lam’s collection were reminiscent of Céline‘s last few seasons: the white turtlenecks and luxurious coats from the fall 2011 collection, fall 2012′s blocks of color and the rolled clutches of spring 2013. So if you didn’t already have your eye on one of these minimalist pieces from the French house, you certainly will now with Lam’s personal take.
Read on to see the full collection.