NEW YORK — Derek Lam will expand his contemporary accessories offering with a footwear collection for 10 Crosby Derek Lam.
Following the launch of bags for spring, the designer will introduce the line’s first shoe collection today for the pre-fall season though a licensing agreement with Schwartz and Benjamin (the firm will also produce footwear for Lam’s main collection starting with the spring season). Last month, former parent company Labelux sold Derek Lam International LLC back to its founders — Lam and chief executive officer Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann — after acquiring a majority stake in the company in 2008.
The 24-style 10 Crosby Derek Lam footwear collection was conceptualized with the idea of linear and diagonal colorblocking in mind — and heavily influenced by French footwear designer Maud Frizon’s prints and Charles Jourdan’s advertising campaigns from the Seventies. Retail prices will range from $295 to $395, with knee high boots going up to $575.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive