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.
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 consumer voice.
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
by 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."
+ 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
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
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. eBay Fashion, a dedicated destination for clothing,
shoes and accessories, delivers an enhanced, inspired experience
to shop the largest selection of fashion online – and the eBay Fashion
for iPhone app offers a personalized, on-the-go experience that
lets shoppers browse, buy and virtually try on items right from
the palm of their hand.
Derek Lam, 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
Lam has 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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Pictured Above: BLACK COTTON
POPLIN BLACK TIE EVENING DRESS
Item # 120720712802
EYE CLOSURE AT TOP
TIES AT SHOULDERS
NECKLINES AT FRONT AND BACK
AVAILABLE 0,2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
LAM + eBay
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Tie Dress :
Black cotton poplin black tie evening dress | Price: $275.00
Multi color floral print georgette boho halter dress | Price:
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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