Derek Lam

10-12 Crosby Street
SANAA 
2009

Much like Derek Lam’s collections, which always boast minimal lines with maximum luxury, the designer’s first U.S. store is situated on the ground floor of a 19th century manufacturing building on Crosby street, and serves as an ode to the “less is more” mantra. Designed by the Tokyo-based architects behind New York’s New Museum, the shop also feels a bit like a gallery space, where Lam’s garments are sectioned into their respective collections and showcased from behind transparent acrylic bubbles, and the floor is a smooth, even surface of concrete.

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