By  on February 21, 2008

Derek Lam keeps right on flexing that design savvy over at Tod's. For fall, he turned his gaze to Austria's turn-of-the-century style, and delivered some smart outerwear options, such as the lush shearling-and-suede coat with a bold fox collar. "There's a sense of classicism that Vienna has, a sense of luxury, warmth and culture," said Lam. Other looks included a crocheted Viennese patchwork skirt with mink trim and a fitted, quilted jacket inspired by, intriguingly enough, boar hunting in Italy's Piedmont region. (Who says his Austrian miss can't indulge in a little wanderlust?) Accessories got a similar dose of wintry luxe. To wit, croc booties flaunted a chic tuft of fur up top. Then there were the handbags, including a gotta-have-it doctor's bag. A little bit constructed, a little bit slouchy, it comes in a variety of finishes, colors and sizes. Pointing to a motley group of smaller shapes, Lam quipped, "It's like a pastry shop in Salzburg."

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