By  on October 4, 2019

Derek Lam and Emily Adams Bode opened up about sustainability, staying relevant and social media during a lengthy talk with Fern Mallis as part of The New School’s “Festival of New.”

Lam, who launched his own business in 2003 and introduced the diffusion line 10 Crosby in 2011, will introduce four new fragrances next year. He will be honored for Fashion Design at the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Awards later this month. The Atlanta-born Bode whose résumé includes stops at Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs, won the 2019 CFDA’s Emerging Designer of the Year award. She started her signature label in 2016, relying on globally sourced antique fabrics. Cutting to the chase, Mallis asked them about the discussion’s theme, “Keeping it New in Fashion: A Talk between Generations.” For Lam, that is a matter of training. Here, a look at that topic and others they tackled.

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