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Derek Lam for Kohl's: The Complete Lookbook (Continued)


Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

Here's the second installment of the Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's collection lookbook, launching in April at Kohl's stores and online at kohls.com. The lookbook is divided into two parts: The first part is styled with a younger, cooler slant (in my opinion), while this second half showcases the extensive collection in a more mature manner - I see these pieces as being more office-appropriate and aimed at a slightly older audience. Featuring dresses and separates in a palette of mostly cobalt blue, black, and white, this affordable line seems made for easy mixing and matching.

Some items are downright pedestrian, to borrow a word from Project Runway judge Zac Posen, like the pleated black pants or the silver button down shirt and black pencil skirt look. Very confusing. Other items are totally cute and sexy, like the colorblock dresses, and still others show Lam's unique design vision, such as the boxy chambray jacket and skirt set. Sizing ranges from xs-xl or 2-16, and the most expensive piece is an $88 maxi dress. Most pieces are much less. Unfortunately the shoes are not part of this collection.

Which pieces can you see yourself wearing?

Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

Derek Lam for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's Lookbook

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Thanks for sharing this line! I will have to check it out! : )

Kayla
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#1 Kayla (Homepage) on 2013-02-26 17:08 (Reply)
If half of these clothes don't even look good on the model... how are they going to look on me?
#2 Cat on 2013-02-26 17:19 (Reply)
I agree. I don't think they are necessarily bad clothes, but most of them don't look super wearable. Great news for those of us who shop the clearance racks though!
#2.1 Sara (Homepage) on 2013-02-26 22:05 (Reply)
@Cat - I hear you, I mean, the pleated cropped black pants aren't doing anyone any favors. I'm curious to see the colorblock dresses in person, I hope they're made out of that thick, almost-scuba like fabric that sucks you in! Here's hoping :-)
#2.2 The Budget Babe on 2013-02-27 13:19 (Reply)
These clothes are uninspiring, at best, but I love the black sandals. Are they part of the collection?
#3 Mair Mair on 2013-02-27 11:00 (Reply)
@Mair Mair - Unfortunately, no, the shoes are not part of the collection.
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-02-27 13:06 (Reply)
Pedestrian. Ha! That was funny but very true. This collection is mediocre at best but, I may go in just to see when it hits the clearance rack in about 3 weeks post launch. I'm disappointed because I expected so much.
#4 Yanira Garza (Homepage) on 2013-02-27 13:15 (Reply)
meh. most of the pieces are quite masculine, but i do like some of the more feminine, tighter dresses. the prints looks similar to vera wang's clothes at kohl's... actually, the prints looks like any kohl's styles for that matter... not saying that's bad, because i like their stuff, just saying it all kinda looks the same.
#5 rachel (Homepage) on 2013-02-27 17:14 (Reply)
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