Native New Yorker Lyn Devon should give hope and inspiration to young designers looking to take a foothold in the New York fashion sector. Her collection was surprisingly strong for a break through collection. It was smart and chic! Inspired by a muse of Gustav Klimt- Emilie Floge, the feminine collection evoked the softness and serenity of warm summer days spent basking in the sun. The inspiration of Emilie Floge photographs in a lake setting provided the adrenaline for Lyn's collection. The color palette was soft, muted and earth toned and in line with this season's early trends of neutrality. In speaking with Lyn, she expressed with graceful sentiment that the collection focused on "elegant simplicity."
With an assortment of separates and gowns cut in silk jersey, cotton/ silk chiffon and silk linen, the collection offers a modern take on elegance and simplicity. The collection showed Devon's ambidextrous design and finishing techniques with soft tucks, feminine pleats, silk piping, darts and back draping.
Devon also was involved in the development of an art nouveaux print silk chiffon, which was cut in a day dress and an evening shirt. Lyn expressed kind regards to her creative team of sample makers and pattern makers, who allowed the collection to be fit and shown with little or no alterations. She was extremely pleased and mentioned that the process leading up to the show was extremely smooth and that all parties involved including the hair, makeup and styling teams, interpreted her vision effortlessly. Lyn only hopes this transitions from season to season, allowing her to concentrate her efforts on providing us with more of her beautiful and wearable garments.
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