We at Second City Style, we could not wait for Derek Lam‘s visit to Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue for his spring 2013 trunk show on October 24th. The bonus was a fashion presentation at the modern and chic Arts Club of Chicago the evening before. We got to see the same fashion week runway collection hanging on racks where we could actually touch and feel the pieces. Then not only did we get to see the collection in a fashion presentation, but we also got to hear commentary from Derek Lam and Neiman Marcus Fashion Director, Ken Downing. When you see a presentations at New York Fashion Week, it is a 5-minute blur. Tuesday evening attendees were privy to hear the thoughts and inspiration directly from the designer, along with the insightful and often hilarious comments of fashion expert Downing. The trunk show was on roll racks that night for shopping and tickest to the event benefited the Arts Club of Chicago. The next day, when I woke up, I knew the collection was back at Neiman Marcus, along with Derek Lam. I realized it wasn’t just a dream!
I rushed back to see the trunk show once again at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue. Along with other shoppers, I was excited to try on pieces from the collection, get the opinion of Derek Lam (himself!) and pre-order selections. I fell in love with many of the pieces that I saw on the runway and found out that the fit and intricate, yet simple design of each piece was fabulous. I think these pieces should become a permanent installation at the Arts Club of Chicago. If not there, perhaps in my own closet.
– Carol Calacci
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