A New Line with Robin Givhan and Derek Lam
On Wednesday, June 13, American fashion designer Derek Lam joined Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan for the next installment in her “A New Line” interview series with leading names in the industry. Lam started his eponymous womenswear line in New York City in 2002. Since then, his designs have been exhibited at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Lam, a previous winner of the Swarovski Perry Ellis award for new designers, discussed the entrepreneurial philosophy that has shaped his career, his focus on growing his brand internationally and the expanding role of social media in the fashion industry.
Highlights
Fashion designer Derek Lam comments on the recent death of Kate Spade, and the differences between representing your authentic self and your brand on social media in a conversation with Washington Post Fashion Critical Robin Givhan on June 13.
In a conversation with Washington Post Fashion Critical Robin Givhan on June 13, fashion designer Derek Lam talks about the differences in designing fashion for his brand's consumers versus for celebrities.
Fashion designer Derek Lam comments on accusations of harassment in the fashion industry and whether creative leaders are properly addressing these issues.
Fashion designer Derek Lam talks about “athleisure” or, athletic clothing, and whether the fashion industry is moving toward a culture of comfortable clothing.
In a conversation with Washington Post Fashion Critical Robin Givhan on June 13, fashion designer Derek Lam discusses diversity of sizing in the fashion industry.
Fashion designer Derek Lam discusses the politicization of fashion and whether he would dress First Lady of the United States Melania Trump.
Speakers
Derek Lam
Fashion Designer
Derek Lam is an award-winning American fashion designer for the women’s clothing brands Derek Lam and Derek Lam 10 Crosby. The collections include women's clothing, shoes, handbags and eyewear. He won the CFDA Perry Ellis Swarovski Award for new designers in 2005.
Interviewed by Robin Ghivan
Robin Givhan writes about fashion as a business, as a cultural institution and as pure pleasure. A 2006 Pulitzer winner for criticism, Givhan is author of “The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History.”
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