If you're a young woman with a taste for classic American style (a la Audrey Hepburn) then Lyn Devon is the designer for you. Devon (pictured above in grey), who presented her first Ready-to-Wear collection in 2005, has quickly become a rising star within the fashion world. And in addition to her accolades and awards, Devon was accepted as 1 of the 30 new members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The fashion community has recognized a few important aspects to her design that were crucial for the classic American aesthetic: impeccable tailoring and timeless style.
Devon's F/W 2012 Collection was titled, "New York Love Story," complete with feminine shapes, kiss-me colors, and cozy textures. Long lines, exquisite tailoring (seriously, I could not stop going on about the quality and precision of every stitch), and some of the softest textures made "New York Love Story" perfect for drifting into fall. Sure, there was a nod to the masculine with the trouser pants and suit jackets but they were always met with feminine accents, such as cinched waist, delicate buttons, and slightly exaggerated lapels.
Devon's young woman for fall has grown out of the oversized and misshapen sacks that have become synonymous with NYC style. Instead, she's prim and pressed, sure to have every bit in place. Personally, I'm looking forward to a fall with women who look more like women, in all of their power and prestige.