The platform shoes worn at Derek Lam's S/S '11 runway show were everything I've been dreaming of and more. I follow a fairly strict all-wedge, no-stiletto footwear rule. I measure out at 5'1"on a good day, so naturally, I love myself a tall wedge. They make me feel as though I have more presence in a room. I'm sure you can relate. The only drawback to a platform wedge is that, while infinitely more comfortable than a stiletto, it still takes a toll on your delicate arch.
Enter Derek Lam's flat platform! Thanks Derek, I hope you can forgive me for shamelessly stalking Jeffrey Campbell's website for a $200 version around February of next year. I'd surely buy your design instead, if I weren't counting my pennies to make it through my four-year degree.
Lam also presented great business casual outfits for the fash pack. This olive green dress has "It's the first day of my internship at Vogue, and I know what's up" written all over it.
Also to be noted were the knee-high wrap sandals which took the seemingly simple outfits they were paired with to another level. The calf-length beaded skirt ensemble reminds me of something Alexander Wang's muse's fifty-three year old hip, yet classy aunt might wear on any given day.
The versatile double belts shown added the perfect amount of structure to the flowing fabrics Lam used for dresses and skirts. They were proven to work for both night and day. Also, can we talk about the silver maxi dress? The goddess Athena meets downtown hipster. I can't imagine a better combination.