Derek Lam was founded in New York City, in 2003 by award-winning American fashion designer Derek Lam and Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann, who serves as CEO. The Derek Lam 10 Crosby line was launched in 2011. Derek is originally from San Francisco, California and is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. The Company creates luxury products with a modern sensibility, known for its calculated simplicity and thoughtful detailing. The collections include women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and eyewear.
The fragrance line was created in conjunction with Butterfly Beauty, LLC. The collection of ten scents was inspired by scenes the designer witnessed from the window of his office at 10 Crosby Street in New York City. A gift set of all 10 fragrances previewed in late 2015 and the official launch of each scent in January 2016 includes an accompanying film for each fragrance.