Tapping a 1960s graphic-pop meets Moroccan Sahara vein, Lyn Devon’s Spring ’14 lineup quite literally lives and breathes Marrakech’s sun-bleached colors and mythic, cross-ridden aura. Yet often when designers reference the North African oasis, their results are predictably ornate, flowing, and more… let’s say, Nikki Beach-friendly over New England appropriate. But this wasn’t the case here.
Clothes with a story is the story behind Lyn Devon’s Fall 2013 collection. The scenario she dreamed up was of a well dressed lady (probably from the Upper East Side, where Devon’s presentation took place this afternoon), taking a respite among the trees upstate. The result was a menswear-meets-womenswear showing of perfectly tailored and wearable Read more →
The Clothes: Upper East Side meets Mexico in bright hued separates mixed in with Lyn Devon’s signature clean tailored pieces. Sleeveless peplum tanks were paired with full skirts, and a breezy white suit was perfect for a spring bride doing a modernized Bianca Jagger wedding suit. There was also a bird and mermaid print specially Read more →
Michelle Obama established herself as a fashion-forward First Lady back in 2008, wearing Michael Kors and Jason Wu with such frequency that nobody could deny they were among her favorites. But now that her hubby is up for reelection, Michelle has introduced us to a whole new batch of faves, many of whom are CFDA honorees and edgy, young wunderkinds.
This year alone, we’ve seen Michelle step out in up-and-coming labels like Preen, Band of Outsiders, Wes Gordon and Lyn Devon–and she’s also been giving love to more established brands like Balenciaga, Peter Som and Sonia Rykiel that were previously absent (or at least very rare) from her wardrobe in past years. But don’t worry – even though MObama’s cool factor has increased like, fivefold this year alone, she’s still maintained loyalties with more classic, well-established labels like Michael Kors, Talbots and J. Crew, who we believe to be responsible for the green and yellow colorblocked number she wore in late June.
For Fall 2012, Lyn Devon created a wardrobe for a New Yorker in love, inspired by the classic tear-jerker, Love Story.
The collection provided a ladylike take on menswear inspired items, resulting in subtle darts on a herringbone blazer and a boxy coat in the sweetest shade of pale pink. For the real girly girls there was a graphic “Love Bird” print (lilac and navy birds on white) and angora sweaters in a range of colors.
As I went through the racks of clothes, it left me wondering why Lyn Devon isn’t a bigger hit on the street style circuit.
New York Fashion Week, everyone is tired and no one is sure what day it actually is. That said, today proved to be an awesome one for us.
We saw Yoko Ono, Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin, Tyson Beckford (yum), and all in one day. Oh yeah, and some truly inspiring clothes from Proenza Schouler and Marchesa, among others.
Check out all our pictures in today’s gallery!
New York has been full of brights the past week, none more obvious than the shades of orange that have already graced at least two dozen collections. From a single pop (Doo.Ri) to a longer stretch (Kimberly Ovitz), it’s about as attention-getting as a color can be.
See Christian Siriano‘s sea creatures, editor-approved VPL, and Lyn Devon’s ladies in our latest reviews here. Keep checking back for all the NYFW news and reviews!