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Derek Lam Lays Off 10 Staffers in New York

Reducing its New York ranks, Derek Lam has handed out pink slips to 10 staffers.
The New York-based company had a team of 65 prior to the layoffs. A spokeswoman for the designer declined to identify which job titles or individuals are out of work. The label’s creative director, knitwear designer and product development manager were said to have been dismissed.
The spokeswoman said Lam’s mainline collection continues to go forward, disputing claims to the contrary. The designer’s secondary label, Derek Lam 10 Crosby, will also go forward, she said. As for the company’s scaling back of employees, that was “just something that needed to be done at this time,” the spokeswoman said.
Lam did not respond to a request for comment Monday and his business partner, Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann, deferred comment to the spokeswoman.
The cost-cutting comes only a few weeks after Lam received strong reviews from WWD and Vogue for his fall 2019 collection.
For the second consecutive season, Lam opted not to stage a runway show or presentation. For fall, the designer decided on one-on-one appointments with private mini-shows that WWD described as “extremely civilized and a bit haute couture. But the set-up in his New York showroom spotlighted “terrific, modern city clothes,”

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