September 11, 2009 06:19 PM

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When Gwen Stefani kicked off New York Fashion Week’s first day with a presentation of her Spring/Summer 2010 L.A.M.B. at Milk Studios in Manhattan, she filled the room with her signature eclectic mix. But something was a little different this time around, which marks the singer’s seventh year as a designer. “There were so many things that inspired and influenced the collection,” Gwen told PEOPLE about the show. “It kind of started with a little bit of an African ’80s nod,” she said of the mix of harem pants, animal patterns, beaded necklaces and graphic prints. “But the theme I was really focusing on was just trying to create the stuff you’re looking for in your closet — really casual, easy, comfortable, wearable stuff.” And it seems she met her goal, based on wear-everywhere pieces like a tie-dyed skinny jeans, and the perfect white motorcycle jacket. As for creating the go-to staples in her fans wardrobes, Gwen explains, “I’ve always wanted that out of L.A.M.B. but it’s not easy to do. I finally got to that point where after seven years I’m really starting to learn how to get there and this collection totally reflects that. It’s very neutral colors — black, white, gray with pops of like hot red and crazy yellow and electric blue. It’s basically a really simple collection.” We can’t wait for spring! Check out all the latest scoop on N.Y.C Fashion Week by clicking here, and follow us on Twitter/StyleWatchMag for Tweets from the Tents! — reporting by Samantha McIntyre

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