Derek Lam: wearability perfected

Update: You’ll now find all the catwalk pictures, including a number of detail shots, at the bottom of this article.

A mix of the sleek and the sumptuous, Derek Lam’s autumn / fall 2011 collection took to the runway of New York fashion week with look after look streaming out onto the catwalk with such frequency that it hosted up to four models at any given time. It’s unlikely that most would have noticed, however, with each look clearly capturing the focus of the crowd. Where others have turned to excessive detail to do just that, Lam’s next collection is one of subtlety. At times minimalist and at other times classically detailed, Lam opted to to avoid any one aesthetic. Instead, throughout this collection, different looks and feels are tied together by overt quality and an obvious wearability that ranged sumptuous furs to jumpsuits with a sheen.

There is, though, one component of the collection that stood out amongst all else: its free flowing gowns. Streaming down the catwalk it was easy for the models who wore them to do them justice, the hemline of each moving majestically as the gowns were driven on by the inimitable walks of the likes of Karlie Kloss.

You can see all our pictures from Derek Lam‘s autumn (fall) / winter 2011 / 2012 catwalk showing by clicking on the thumbnails below and browsing through the gallery.