Derek Lam was founded in New York City, in 2003, by Derek Lam, Designer, and Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann, CEO. Derek is from San Francisco, California and attended Parsons School of Design. The brand creates luxury products with a modern sensibility, known for its calculated simplicity and thoughtful detailing. Derek has been recognized by the CFDA. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of FIT, Kennedy Center and the Victoria and Albert Museum.