Conjure: Henri Matisses polychrome, sun-kissed geometries and photographer Bruno Barbeys soft freeze-frames of colorful lifestyle. Then imagine all that bohemian saturation interpreted as ready-to-wear. You may land on something such as Shawn Reddys spring Derek Lam 10 Crosby collection (Reddy is VP of design), which draws inspiration from both artists time spent in Morocco (Barbey, actually, was created there).
The 10 Crosby line clocks in mostly at a sub-$1,000 price (bar for leather pieces, including an excellent braid-belted blazer in this collection). Accessible by luxury standards, theres an obvious wearable polish and cleanliness to the designseven if, for spring, the colour sometimes ran just a little overly strong. An excellent pomegranate print looked digestible and daytime-chic on a V-neck dress (the nice), in which a bolder pink-petaled motif, on a shirt and boxing shorts in a single case, felt just a little trickier, just a little less effortless to accomplish.
But regardless of: Reddy used his references to produce a streamlined, separates-loaded vision which should make the 10 Crosby client both wardrobe happy and ready for a spritz of Maghreb-centric wanderlust.