>> You would never guess that Derek Lam has recently had to address rumors of label mismanagement — he gave the Wall Street Journal a lengthy interview that could be seen as his way of responding in detail — because there was no storm in his Spring 2010 collection, only sunny, beachy lightness, an "ode to summer."
For his first time showing at the Tents, Lam decided to switch things up; he told Style.com: "I haven't done full-on color for a while, and it feels like the right moment now." He peppered a star motif throughout, studding wrap belts (one of which, unfortunately for Charlotte di Calypso, popped open halfway down the runway, leaving her to smile embarrassedly and hold her dress together the rest of the way), printed on dresses, centered in Dean Harris's earrings for the collection. And the finale was a set of pinup-style "deckside one pieces," not for swimming. Vogue's Elissa Santisi styled, Caroline Trentini made her season runway debut, and Lily Donaldson accompanied Lam for his bow, the two chatting and holding hands the entire time.