Check Out Derek Lam's Mood Board

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    PHOTO: Bryan Derballa

    Derek Lam’s known for his modern, luxe take on sportswear, but for S/S 13, the designer gave his collection a decidedly retro slant. Lam favored the ‘60s and ‘70s, referencing the paintings of famed portraitist Barkley L. Hendricks as well as films from that same era, in his crisp, elegant silhouettes and vintage color palette. Just take a look at his ladylike cuts, channeling demure sophistication without seeming prim, and the shades of mustard, moss green, and burgundy that popped up on everything from midi skirts to tailored trousers. At the same time, Lam also utilized the clean, functional lines inspired by the Bauhaus movement to inform sleek leather pieces and boxy coats, the kind of clothes we expect to see on stylephiles everywhere this season. Click through our slideshow to see what else influenced Lam and shop his gorgeous collection.

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    PHOTO: Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

    Lam was captivated by the ‘70s-era paintings of portraitist Barkley L. Hendricks, which resulted in retro silhouettes and madras plaid prints.

    Black Sleeveless Leather Top ($1750)

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    Shift dresses and crewneck shirts reworked in brightly colored macramé gave off a distinctly hippie-inspired feel (think: Leigh Taylor-Young in the 1968 romantic comedy I Love You, Alice B. Toklas).

    Guipure Lace Cropped Camisole ($1650), A-Line Skirt ($1750)

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Over-the-knee leather skirts were chic and modern, but upon closer inspection, they also evoked Lauren Hutton’s feminine style circa the 1974 film The Gambler.

    Sleeveless Top With Seaming ($790), Graphic Seam Skirt ($1150), Tate Open Back Booties ($627)

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    Classic essentials, like a tan trench coat, were reimagined with boxy, futuristic proportions, recalling Eva Bartok’s look in the 1952 movie Spaceways.

    Cavalry Cotton Trench Coat ($1990)

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    Cavalry Trench ($1990)

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    PHOTO: Shutterstock

    Fittingly, a few party-appropriate pieces closed the show, like pencil skirts and a dress swathed in 3-D confetti-inspired paillettes.

    Metallic Short Sleeve Pullover ($1090), Burgundy Paillette Skirt ($2990)

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Slick leather pieces and geometric designs offered Lam’s interpretation of the Bauhaus aesthetic, a modernist art school renowned for sharp, clean lines.

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Turquoise Ripley Sunglasses

Turquoise Ripley Sunglasses

Derek Lam, $285
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Black Leather Tate Ankle Boots

Black Leather Tate Ankle Boots

Derek Lam, $895
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Multi Snake Freda Sandals

Multi Snake Freda Sandals

Derek Lam, $498
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Boot Leg Trouser

Boot Leg Trouser

Derek Lam, $590
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Ikat-Embroidered Mesh Top

Ikat-Embroidered Mesh Top

Derek Lam, $990
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Jacquard-Trimmed Bouclé Top

Jacquard-Trimmed Bouclé Top

Derek Lam, $1490
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Shift Dress With Pleated Hem

Shift Dress With Pleated Hem

Derek Lam, $1850
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Cropped Cotton-Blend Tweed Pants

Cropped Cotton-Blend Tweed Pants

Derek Lam, $790
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Cavalry Trench

Cavalry Trench

Derek Lam, $1990
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Sapphire Draped Sleeveless Blouse

Sapphire Draped Sleeveless Blouse

Derek Lam, $790
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Sun Leather Bijou Sandals

Sun Leather Bijou Sandals

Derek Lam, $528
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Fatigue Newton Leather Camera Bag

Fatigue Newton Leather Camera Bag

Derek Lam, $1390
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Cocoa Snake Francis Handbag

Cocoa Snake Francis Handbag

Derek Lam, $1450
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Tate Open Back Booties

Tate Open Back Booties

Derek Lam, $627
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Graphic Seam Skirt

Graphic Seam Skirt

Derek Lam, $1150
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Sleeveless Top With Seaming

Sleeveless Top With Seaming

Derek Lam, $790
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Cavalry Cotton Trench Coat

Cavalry Cotton Trench Coat

Derek Lam, $1990
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A-Line Skirt

A-Line Skirt

Derek Lam, $1750
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Metallic Short Sleeve Pullover

Metallic Short Sleeve Pullover

Derek Lam, $1090
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Burgundy Paillette Skirt

Burgundy Paillette Skirt

Derek Lam, $2990
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Black Sleeveless Leather Top

Black Sleeveless Leather Top

Derek Lam, $1750
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Guipure Lace Cropped Camisole

Guipure Lace Cropped Camisole

Derek Lam, $1650
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