Designer Dossier: Derek Lam

"Since I've given up smoking, I'll indulge in French toast. During the shows, I need to be smiling, not dieting!"

By

Derek Lam: Designer Dossier

I FANTASIZE
"The Tod's girl's idea of luxury is a perfect plate of pasta and, yes, an exquisitely made bag — but she'd never join a waiting list for one. So not a fashion victim. I think of her working, sailing, chilling in some amazing seaside resort like Capri; her look is simply an extension of la dolce vita."
Rabbani and Solimene Photography

Derek Lam: Designer Dossier

MY DREAMS
"Funny that two of my muses are English, because Tod's DNA is completely Anglo-Italian. When I finished designing the buttery leather trench, I realized how totally Julie Christie it was — she was the sexy-smart icon in the '60s. And I've loved working with Sienna Miller, one of the last great fashion risk-takers."
Eamonn McCormack

Derek Lam: Designer Dossier

MY SCHEMES
"Since I've just given up smoking, I'll occasionally indulge in French toast. Especially during the shows, I need to be smiling, not dieting! Classical music, particularly Schubert, makes me happy, too. Don't they say playing Mozart makes babies smarter? Maybe it'll work for my next collection."
E Silverman

Derek Lam: Designer Dossier

I IDOLIZE
"Michael Kors taught me American classics 101; Diego della Valle [who appointed Lam Tod's creative director in 2006] is the genius who re-fashioned the traditional men's driving moc as something sexy and iconic for women. With luck, the Tod's artisans will make me an honorary Italian cobbler someday!"
P. Kramer

Derek Lam: Designer Dossier

Lam loves Capri, a fave Italian island resort since Roman times.
J. Woodhouse

Derek Lam: Designer Dossier

From Lam's own Derek Lam collection, fall 2008.
Dan Lecca

Fall 2008 Runway Looks

LACE — Derek Lam
Dan Lecca

Fall 2008 Runway Looks

PURPLE
"An elegant palette of deep violets and lavenders captures the true essence of femininity" -Marco Zanini of Halston
Designer: Derek Lam
Dan Lecca
  • 0
    SHARES