Born in San Francisco, California, Derek Lam began life with fashion in his blood. His parents ran a clothing import business and grandparents a successful garment factory in San Fran specialising in bridal and wedding gowns. As a child, Lam would sit with the seamstresses adoring the gowns and this love for design led him to attend Parsons School of Design from which he graduated in 1990.
Lam began his career as an assistant for Michael Kors in the 90s before debuting his own line ‘Derek Lam' at New York Fashion Week in 2003.
The contemporary ‘Derek Lam 10 Crosby’ collection was designed to ‘reach a woman who wants urban clothing that will carry her through every aspect of her life’. The collection’s intelligent sense of style combined with surprising twists elevate the experience of what is considered to be affordable fashion by capitalising on the strengths of the main collection and adding a distinctive downtown element.
The C&C Team were excited to share with you the 10 Crosby collection as it has always been a firm favourite of ours. For us, it’s the value for money and fashion-forward design that makes it an exciting brand. Our top picks include the reversible wool coat offering a 2-in-1 outfit option and the layered shirt dress for easy throw-on cool.