Hugely successful designer known specifically for his eponymous label, Derek Lam. In 1990, he attained his level from Parsons College of Style in NYC. He was honored the CFDA Perry Ellis Swarovski Prize for New Designers in 2005. He was created and elevated in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California. After he graduated university, he proved helpful as an helper to Michael Kors for four years.