Derek Lam has received the distinguished honor of being the “Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer” for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 which begins on September 8, 2011. Derek Lam is being recognized for what handbags and fashion fans already know; Derek Lam is a master of understated luxury, refined cuts and bold silhouettes.
Derek Lam: “I am honored to be this year’s Mercedes-Benz Presents designer. I have great respect for Mercedes-Benz and their unyielding support for fashion.” Mercedes-Benz has been recognizing designers over the past eight years through the “Mercedes-Benz Present” program who use high quality materials, offer unique style and display innovative designs. Past recipients of the “Mercedes-Benz Presents” award have included Herve Leger by Max Azria, Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Narciso Rodriguez and CHADO Ralph Rucci.
Derek Lam’s handbags are highly coveted and made from fine lambskin, suede and python. His classic and simple line allow his handbag collection to be timeless. The high quality craftsmanship and materials on Derek Lam’s handbag collection allows his bags to be worn daily without the worry of wearing down.
Derek Lam will show his spring 2012 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York this week.
Stay tuned as I cover the collections shown during New York Fashion Week!