Derek Lam And Estee Lauder Pair For Cosmetics Collaboration
The latest designer to join the cosmetics collaboration crazy is… (drum roll)… Derek Lam.
WWD revealed that the designer will be joining the ranks of such illustrious fashion heavies as Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu in signing his name to a beauty line, partnering with cosmetics giant Estée Lauder. The line will include five product: a navy eye crayon, gold eyeshadow, black mascara, blush lipstick and a “barely gold” gloss, all nested inside a bonus navy clutch.
The collection was used in Lam’s spring 2014 fashion show and was a collaborative effort between the designer and his longtime friend and creative makeup director of Estee Lauder, Tom Pecheux. “I’ve been working with Tom since my very first show and Estée Lauder for the last eight seasons,” the designer told the fashion tome. “That longtime involvement is invaluable — we’re really working hand in hand.”
“I’ve always tried to incorporate beauty and fragrance — I see that as very intrinsic to what I do, which is not about one particular look or way of dressing, but trying to express personal style,” Lam went on to explain. “This is another expression of style that is curated by me and Tom. We wanted it to be an elevated experience, but accessible.”
You can expect the Derek Lam + Estée Lauder collab to hit store shelves in January 2014, and retail for $85.