First Look: Derek Lam for DesigNation

Derek Lam’s new DesigNation collection, pictured below, is inspired by the easygoing, sensual nature of Rio, and geared at the budget-friendly consumer looking for versatile pieces that transition from day to night, beach to cafe.

The collection won’t be available until April, but I got the chance to check out a preview…and thought you might be interested in a little sneak peek as well. Here you go!

I’m not sure the collection is exactly my style – I wish that the cut was a little more relaxed around the upper body and that the multicolored pieces were a bit more vibrant – but of the three items pictured above I’d be most likely to wear the blue dress; I like its sort of 1970s-librarian-on-a-cruise-ship feel.

I shot the pieces with minimal styling (the Juicy Couture necklace and belts are my own, but I otherwise skipped the extras; also, P.S., I’m not pregnant – the orange dress just fit me a little oddly), because I want to know: what do you think?

Yay? Nay?

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