Yesterday, I attended the champagne reception of Derek Lam’s F/W 2011 collection. It was in honor of his recent collection and trunk shows that will be taking place on April 27th and April 28th at Saks Fifth Avenue in D.C.

I made my way to the second floor anticipating in previewing his collection, since this is my first time seeing the F/W 2011 pieces. On my way there were a few pieces that instantly caught my eye. “Yes, this is it!!” I thought to myself as I walked passed the entrance and into the reception area. I was greeted by Abbey Slitor, Marketing Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue, who kindly welcomed me and showed me the way to today’s preview. I was offered champagne, which I happily accept and took pics. One dress that made me do a double take was the dress above. It reminded of a dress Leighton Meester wore to a premiere for the film ‘The Roomate’.

That dress was also there. A eager customer was trying on the dress and a few items from his F/W 2011 collection. A few short minutes after I arrived, Then walked in Derek Lam in converse sneakers and a laidback attitude. He quickly made the rounds around the room and greeted each customer and writers/media alike.

I introduced myself and congratulated him on another successful collection. Photo of me and Derek  below:

The reception was very nice and sweet. Derek Lam is a rare talent and I look forward to previewing more collections from him in the future.

– Christine Shepherd