The logo tee, I could do without. As for everything else? Give me the clothes, the styling and the set - I want to live in this world that Derek Lam has created for his FW2012 diffusion line, 10 Crosby.

One of the most understated, silently brilliant designers out there, Lam is one savvy guy. Through his multiple collections, he does what other designers claim to do, by providing his 'woman' with almost every article of clothing she could ever need.

I'm looking over this set, and I'm seeing something to be worn from day to night; that soft, pyjama-like suit seems just right for lounging at home and for quick afternoon errands on the weekend. And the smart peplum cardie? Perfection over a casual shirt and jeans for laid-back work days. 

Even the semi-luxe fur coats and gilets could have multiple uses, once the temps dip again. And the best part is that for a lower priced line, the pieces from 10 Crosby don't seem like an afterthought created for some department store designer collection.

The fall season is looking up...


NB Image Courtesy 10 Crosby Derek Lam