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Maybe it wasn’t on your calendar, but pack your bags: today you’re taking a trip to Rio de Janeiro, courtesy of Derek Lam! The designer’s Brazil-inspired DesigNation for Kohl’s hits stores and kohls.com today, which means you can shop his colorful, vividly patterned dresses, tanks, and shorts now. And bonus excitement: the entire collection is 25% off in celebration of its opening day. That means Emmy Rossum’s striped sheath dress can be yours for $53, Blake Lively’s striped top is just $36, and Kate Bosworth’s chambray jumper dress is $53. “Rio’s just one of those wonderful cities that has so much color and so much life,” Lam told InStyle.com. “It has a jungle-meets-city atmosphere: modern and timeless at the same time.” Add a little jungle to your closet today; head to kohls.com to start shopping now. Bon voyage!
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InStyle’s Exclusive Video: Derek Lam on the “Modern, Timeless” City that Inspired His Kohl’s CollectionMar 4, 2013 @ 12:08 pm
With Derek Lam’s Rio de Janeiro-inspired collection for the Kohl’s DesigNation landing in stores next month, the designer gave InStyle an inside look what inspired him to create the line in the video above. The clip takes you on a mini-tour through the Brazilian coastal city, highlighting the percussive music that lines its streets, the decadent meals enjoyed by the locals, and (of course) the beautiful beaches and landscapes that made their way directly onto the patterns seen in the collection. “Rio’s just one of those wonderful cities that has so much color and so much life,” Lam says. “It has a jungle-meets-city atmosphere: modern and timeless at the same time.” The entire limited-edition line, priced between $36 and $88, arrives in stores and online at kohls.com April 5th. Click through the gallery to see 10 of the looks from the line that made our wish list.
The InStyle editors brought our 279,000-plus Instagram followers with us everywhere this week, from New York to Paris! We posted snaps from Derek Lam‘s stylish and affordable DesigNation collection preview, from our first look at Sephora‘s Pantone-inspired polish, and from the front row at Alexander Wang’s debut Balenciaga runway. See more of this week’s best photos in the gallery, and stay up-to-date with all of our chic shots by following us at @instylemagazine on Instagram.
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
Derek Lam‘s Kohl’s collection will hit stores April 5—and we have an exclusive sneak peek at two of the looks from the collection! The designer signed on to Kohl’s internationally-minded series, DesigNation, last November, choosing Rio as his source of inspiration for looks like these dotted separates ($44 for the tank, $54 for the pants) and this green boatneck dress ($64). “I’m always looking to the past for inspiration, but also trying to interpret it for contemporary life,” said Lam when asked to explain his inspiration. “I think Rio is a perfect example of that.” Shop the entire limited-edition collection (priced between $36 and $88) on kohls.com from April through May.
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Derek Lam is continuing the boho-chic waves and wine lipstick trends of yesteryear right through to next fall, according to the beauty look dictated at his runway show during New York Fashion Week. “The beauty look Derek Lam and I created for the Fall 2013 show is a sophisticated, minimal urban hippie, playing off of his inspirational mood board and the textures and colors of the fabrics in his collection,” lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux said. In turn, he opted for a softer version of a matte lip by using one of Estee Lauder’s yet-to-be-released gloss-stain hybrids. Get the complete beauty breakdown from the show’s hair, makeup, and nail pros in the gallery.
We can always count on Derek Lam to deliver cozy outerwear, which is why we caught up with the designer to find out his ultimate dress-for-fall tip. “Get a great peacoat,” Lam told InStyle.com at last night’s 29th Annual Night of Stars Awards in New York City, where he took home one of the night’s three Star Honoree awards. “There’s nothing like a peacoat. It’s like a trench coat. Borrowed from the guys, it’s sexy—always—on a woman.” His collection boasts a few that we’re coveting, like this luxe cream double-breasted style, available for $2,250 at barneys.com.
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