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Derek Lam shows tailored, serene looks on runway

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16: A model walks

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16: A model walks the runway at the Derek Lam Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Capitale on February 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty/Slaven Vlasic

If anyone was prepped for yesterday’s snow, it was Derek Lam, who let it snow on his runway.

The fashion crowd trekked through the real deal to get to his show at Chinatown club Capitale, only to see faux flurries as the models paraded in tailored, serene looks: wool tweed dresses paired with leather trousers, silk blouses with skirts that had pleated chiffon on the sides, terra-cotta suede on front and back. There were kicky bits (fringed skirts, saddle bags). And fur -- fox, mink -- sorry, PETA. Not that we’ve seen them protesting this season. Perhaps the economy’s even forced them to cut back.

PHOTOS: Derek Lam Fall 2010 runway looks

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