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Derek Lam offered lovely chunky but sleeveless sweaters on a cold day, one black, one white, each paired with a long silk georgette evening skirt of the same color.

Lam also had an ivory shearling and a series of nice pea coats, in white or navy wool, or, even warmer, in shearling, plus a black-and-white tweed jacquard coat, paired with black lambskin trousers.

Other practical yet pretty and luxurious looks from Lam included shoes _ a gold patent leather oxford and a black lizard oxford with a gold toe. In prints, he favored both a floral satin _ in a jacket, a T-shirt, and a coat _ and a paisley jacquard, in a black-and-white dress or T-shirt, or a gold-and-black skirt.

Shiny leather also played a prominent role, not only in trousers, but also in dresses _ such as a white lambskin dress paired with a black lambskin turtleneck, or a wine-colored cap sleeve lambskin dress, also paired with its own turtle.


Associated Press writers Leanne Italie, Jocelyn Noveck and Caryn Rousseau contributed to this report.


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