Derek LamDerek Lam, born in San Francisco in 1966, is an American fashion designer of Chinese-American descent. Lam comes from a family that was already involved in the fashion industry, with his parents importing clothes from Asia and his grandparents running a physical store in San Francisco. Having graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1990, he immediately started working for Michael Kors, for whom he worked for 4 years before moving to Hong Kong, upon his return to New York, he be appointed vice president of the ''Kors'' line from Michael Kors. In 2003 he launched his own label, label known for its simplicity and sensibility, which was showcased at the 2003 New York Fashion Week. To this day he keeps leading his two brands, Derek Lam and Derek Lam 10 Crosby, to new heights and success.