Derek’s vision is to create clothes that are both luxurious and wearable, with a feminine and unfussy feel. While always considering what works for women in a contemporary lifestyle, he skillfully manages the combination of refinement and sensuality using exceptional fabrics and highly perfected detail.
Derek Lam, a native of San Francisco, began his fashion career in 1990 after graduating from Parsons School of Design. After twelve years spent at the highest levels of fashion as a designer at Michael Kors, Lam launched his eponymous label in 2003 together with business partner Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann. In 2006 Derek Lam was named Creative Director for the Italian luxury brand Tod’s, designing their ready-to-wear and accessories collections in addition to his own line.