Derek Lam’s DesigNation collection for Kohl’s may not hit shelves for another month, but we’ve got a sneak peek of the upcoming line! Inspired by a trip that he took to Rio de Janeiro, the collection embodies the spirit of the South American city. “It’s really exciting, what’s happening with Rio right now. With the Olympics, it’s very modern,” Lam told InStyle.com. “It’s such a sensual city, so I thought that would help me step outside the box of what I usually use as an inspiration.” Filled with bright colors and bold patterns, the collection combines the feel of Brazil with his classic feminine aesthetic. “I really played with prints to give texture and life to a summer collection,” Lam continued. “But the denim dress (right) is one of my favorites. It’s just the perfect piece that everyone wants, and it’s in this great eco fiber!” Shop the entire limited-edition collection (priced between $36 and $88) when it arrives in stores and online at kohls.com April 5th, and click through the gallery to see our 10 favorite looks from the collection!
— Jennifer Davis, with reporting by Violet Gaynor