style.com: Lyn Devon Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear reviewLyn Devon
NEW YORK, February 15, 2012
By Alison Baenen
The Lyn Devon girl is in love. Spurred by her imagination of what New York was like in the fifties, Devon designed a collection for a sophisticated uptown type falling for the city. A cozy, fuzzy angora coat in deep blue—”my version of fur,” the designer said—was easy enough to wear with trousers and a tee. Dress it up for a date to dinner with any of the wool jersey dresses that left the shoulders bare and kissed the neck with a twist. Hand-painted, lilac-colored lovebirds were one of two great prints. The other was a repeated motif of roses—purposefully kitschy, Devon said, and perfectly charming, we’d add. The love story ends happily with Devon’s heroine tying the knot at City Hall. She wears a snug white angora sweater for the occasion and a tea-length duchesse satin skirt, comfortably chic with pockets. Inspired by a bygone era when women dressed for the movies, Devon’s clothes could have looked out of step. Instead, they felt fresh—just the thing, in fact, for stepping out in.