In her third ready-to-wear season, Deborah Lyons remained focused on outerwear, shirting and a feminine take on tailoring. Her trademark high-waisted slim pants were embellished with ruffled trim and velvet bows; shirts came with cutout sleeves and gold chain details; while blazers and coats featured contrasting materials to create tone-on-tone texture.
The former footwear designer also experimented with knitwear, offering sweaters that change color as the temperature rises. She employed a technological wool-cashmere yarn developed in Asia and assembled in Wales, carrying a Royal Warrant.
Inspired by a romantic, outsider’s vision of America, Lyons stuck to reds, navy and golds, transforming Hugh Hefner’s dressing gown to a coat with red satin and fake shearling panels in burgundy.
“It’s my version of glamorized America, the Sixties and Seventies,” she said.
But her reference point remains young, entrepreneurial women — like herself — who wear her clothes and keep on the lookout for easy pieces at reasonable price points.
For evening, she offered an array of mix-and-match pieces, miniskirts, sequined crop tops and lamé shirts. Jumpsuits — a bestseller for the label — were also in the mix, in crushed velvet variations.