Derek Lam and eBay, the world's largest
online marketplace and a leading U.S. destination for fashion,
introduce the first-ever crowdsourced collection—DEREK LAM +
eBay—available for purchase starting today, May 10 at XX EST/XX PST.
"Crowdsourcing with eBay created an incredibly unique opportunity to
have a direct dialogue with shoppers around the world—and the
community interest in helping influence the DEREK LAM + eBay
collection has been phenomenal," said Derek Lam. "The winning
dresses represent essential styles that are effortless, yet playful,
and are iconic silhouettes for the spring/summer season."
Lam debuted the exclusive 16-piece dress collection, designed for
spring/summer 2011, at a presentation at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln
Center during New York Fashion Week and simultaneously at
dereklam.ebay.com. Shoppers everywhere were invited to view the
collection and vote for their favorites to determine the final
crowdsourced collection. After more than 120,000 votes were cast by
the global eBay community - both online and on-the-go through mobile
devices - five designs were produced based on the collective
DEREK LAM +
is now available to purchase
at accessible, fixed, Buy It Now price points ranging from $175.00 -
$295.00, in sizes 0 – 16, exclusively on eBay. The collection
includes the Boho Dress in multi color floral print
georgette; the Black Tie Dress in black cotton poplin; the
Sun Dress in indigo denim; the Shift Dress in black
cotton poplin with peplum back; and the Chemise Dress in
multi color floral print georgette.
Lam to represent an assortment of dresses he envisions for every
woman's wardrobe, the final DEREK LAM + eBay collection delivers
shoppers iconic styles for the season at incredible value.
"We know there is a broad base of fans who love the Derek Lam
aesthetic and this collaboration has enabled us to make use of
technology in a really smart way to reach them directly," said Jan-Hendrik
Schlottmann, chief executive officer of Derek Lam International.
"We've been able to leverage eBay's global platform as an inventive
incubator for design and discover what our customers' desire from an
accessible, contemporary line."
"DEREK LAM +
eBay represents the new frontier of social commerce, and we are
thrilled to collaborate and connect our shoppers with a designer as
talented as Lam," said Miriam Lahage, vice president and general
manager of eBay Fashion. "From inviting our global community to
participate through crowdsourcing to delivering exclusive
merchandise—eBay is leveraging technology to invent new ways to
create, shop and sell fashion."
collaboration between Derek Lam and eBay advances eBay's Designer
Exclusives platform as the company continues to provide consumers
with innovative ways to shop fashion and unlock the incredible value
and selection available on the Marketplace.
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delivers an enhanced, inspired experience to shop the largest
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offers a personalized, on-the-go experience that lets shoppers
browse, buy and virtually try on items right from the palm of their
a native of San Francisco, began his fashion career in 1990 after
graduating from Parsons School of Design. After twelve years spent
at the highest levels of American fashion as a designer at Michael
Kors, Lam, together with his partner Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann,
launched his eponymous label in 2003. 2006 saw rapid growth at Derek
Lam as handbags were added to the collection and Derek was named
creative director of Tods. 2007 continued the trend of growth with
the addition of shoes and eyewear to the Derek Lam label. After a
successful collaboration with SANAA on his first store at 10 Crosby
Street in New York, Derek once again enlisted the talents of the
esteemed architectural team made up of, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue
Nishizawa to open his second store at 764 Madison Avenue.
received abundant recognition within the fashion industry, winning
the CFDA Perry Ellis-Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in
Womenswear in 2005, the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Prize in 2005 and
the CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year Award in 2007. He launched
his label in 2003 – sold at Lam's two retail stores, online at
DerekLam.com and at premium retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue,
Bergdorf Goodman and Barney's – and was named creative director of
Tods in 2006. Lam's clientele includes
Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Leighton Meester, Rachel Bilson, Kate
Bosworth and Anne Hathaway,
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BLACK COTTON POPLIN BLACK TIE EVENING DRESS
Item # 120720712802
COTTON, 2% SPANDEX
EYE CLOSURE AT TOP OF ZIPPER
TIES AT SHOULDERS
NECKLINES AT FRONT AND BACK
AVAILABLE 0,2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
COTTON, 2% SPANDEX
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Derek Lam on eBay.
Black Tie Dress :
Black cotton poplin black tie evening dress | Price: $275.00
Multi color floral print georgette boho halter dress |
Chemise Dress :
Multi color floral print georgette chemise dress | Price:
Shift Dress :
Black cotton poplin shift dress with peplum back | Price:
Indigo denim sun dress | Price: $195.00
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