Derek Lam Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: Derek Lam, Spring 2013

THEME: Modern

HAIR: Orlando Pita

MAKEUP: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder

ACCESSORIES: Exotic skin handbags and shoes

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: Leather is usually the last thing that comes to mind for spring and summer apparel, but Derek Lam presented a collection full of the durable skin this season. However, instead of bulky, thick leather we’ve grown accustomed to, the designer reworked the material into soft, moveable pieces that we pleated and embellished.

Silhouettes were Lam’s usual sleek and flattering with elongated hemlines combatted against crop tops.

Though we’re not sure this collection will work in NYC’s 90+ degree humidity, it’s certainly one we’ll be coveting all spring.

FRONT ROW: Bryan Boy, Caroline Issa