style.com: lyn devon, spring 2011 ready-to-wear
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NEW YORK, September 9, 2010
By Alison Baenen
“She’s suited up and polished, but in a playful way.” That’s this season’s girl, according to Lyn Devon. The playful part came through in the prints the designer used on blouses: playing cards or trompe l’oeil polka dots made out of shiny black pearls. In another twist, an acid green leather shift dress came with a floppy matching bow—a modern reworking of the classic girly accessory. Cropped wide-legged trousers added a welcome youthfulness to some of the collection’s more staid looks (though there are plenty of customers who will appreciate a blouse buttoned all the way up or a well-cut to-the-knee dress in waffle chiffon). On the whole, Devon continued to explore the clean tailoring and versatile separates she’s known for. Groundbreaking? Perhaps not. But it’s a focus that hews nicely with the current retail yen for updated classics.