New York Fashion Week Spring 2011: Derek Lam

Sharing is caring!

Designer: Derek Lam

Inspiration: Sixties California Minimalism

Top Trends: minimalism, suede a-line skirt, linen denim looks in indigo, relaxed silhouettes, white gowns, print dresses, thin silk cashmere sweaters, high platform heels and sandals, neutral palette, snake skin theme accessories- saddle shoulder handbag

My Thoughts: He turned to West Coast for inspiration and I love the simple silhouettes, the clean lines, and the creamy neutral palette. I adored the accessories too especially the saddle bag in snake skin. I also gotta give credit to his all-white finale gowns. They were the perfect looks to end the show.

Backstage Beauty

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder

Hair: Orlando Pita for T3

Nails: Jin Soon Choi for Estée Lauder

Top Looks

Makeup: “We wanted to play with color like we always do, ” said Pecheux. “I love working with Derek; he’s really into fantasy, and I love breaking the rules.” He drew bright red-orange eyeliner on the upper lash line. A highlighter was used for the inner eyes and finished with black mascara. The lips stayed neutral and he set the cheeks with bronzer and Estee Lauder blush in Sweet Nectar.

Hair: To add lift and texture, Pita used volumizing spray and blew the hair dry. He gently massaged the crown of head to give it a slight messy finish.

Nails: Nails were simple with a golden/metallic shade.

For more runway beauty and fashion looks, stop by HBH’s ultimate spring runway guide!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.