Derek Lam Designed 10 Crosby For the Female Version of Himself, Got Inspired on Smoke Breaks

Last night we headed over to Barneys to fete the arrival of Derek Lam's new diffusion line 10 Crosby at the famed retailer. Champagne flutes and itty-bitty squares of the most delicious pizza were onhand to make the celebration official--as was Derek Lam (of course) and Barneys always impeccable fashion director, Amanda Brooks, who led a Q and A with Lam. 10 Crosby has already won over the fashion industry in just one season and it's easy to why: There's something for everyone--from a structured blazer for your mom to a head-to-toe pajama look for your fashion-forward bestie--in this line that successfully marries style and comfort. It's a line for the every girl rather than the starlet on the red carpet. No wonder then, that Lam was inspired by real New Yorkers.
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Last night we headed over to Barneys to fete the arrival of Derek Lam's new diffusion line 10 Crosby at the famed retailer. Champagne flutes and itty-bitty squares of the most delicious pizza were onhand to make the celebration official--as was Derek Lam (of course) and Barneys always impeccable fashion director, Amanda Brooks, who led a Q and A with Lam. 10 Crosby has already won over the fashion industry in just one season and it's easy to why: There's something for everyone--from a structured blazer for your mom to a head-to-toe pajama look for your fashion-forward bestie--in this line that successfully marries style and comfort. It's a line for the every girl rather than the starlet on the red carpet. No wonder then, that Lam was inspired by real New Yorkers.
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Last night we headed over to Barneys to fete the arrival of Derek Lam's new diffusion line 10 Crosby at the famed retailer. Champagne flutes and itty-bitty squares of the most delicious pizza were onhand to make the celebration official--as was Derek Lam (of course) and Barneys always impeccable fashion director, Amanda Brooks, who led a Q and A with Lam.

10 Crosby has already won over the fashion industry in just one season and it's easy to why: There's something for everyone--from a structured blazer for your mom to a head-to-toe pajama look for your fashion-forward bestie--in this line that successfully marries style and comfort. It's a line for the every girl rather than the starlet on the red carpet. No wonder then, that Lam was inspired by real New Yorkers. "The reason why I used 10 Crosby as the label is because my office is literally facing the street and unfortunately I still smoke--also I do it indoors--but I do blow it out the window." Lam told us last night. "So on a cigarette break [while looking out the window] I see so many great moments, so many women walking down the street and I'm like God, she's super stylish, or very inspiring. That's what I use as my inspiration."

The other person Lam was designing for with his new line? Himself. "Can I say [the 10 Crosby woman] is me as a [woman]?" Lam joked. "[I feel like the line] is speaking to me as a consumer. That's what keeps me excited...[This collection] is about my favorite fabrics, my favorite shapes and my favorite colors. And just getting the chance to do what I love, and I hope that comes through." It certainly does in our books. And it doesn't hurt to have the gorgeous Hanne Gaby Odiele modeling the collection for the video look book.

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