Denim is a perennial staple in any wardrobe, and it’s truly amazing to see how even the most classic of styles have evolved over time and continue to become must-haves. For Pre-Fall 2017, Derek Lam continues to build on his denim-heavy Derek Lam 10 Crosby collection with a selection of clean and classic pieces that feel vintage and fresh at the same time.

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DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY Gia Crop Flared Jeans

Lam tapped into the fashion’s current love of vintage when designing the collection, and he did so via patchwork, raw hems, and old school silhouettes—all with his signature spin, of course. “Vintage jeans are all about loving a wardrobe staple because it looks unique to the wearer’s dressing history and fits perfectly over time,” explains Lam. “All of this denim is washed to achieve a unique look and hand-finished to create textures that come with age.”

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DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY Mila Patchwork Boyfriend Jeans

Beyond a classic, vintage feel, it’s American style in general—which he describes as “an effortlessness, a casual ease with a sexy smart attitude”—that inspires Lam’s overall approach to denim. The whole idea is that it can be paired with any other piece from 10 Crosby or Derek Lam, and that it will always add a relaxed, authentic element to any look. With a striped cotton tank and slides, we’d opt for the Gia Crop Flared jeans, while for a more polished, evening-appropriate vibe, we’d rock the Noha Flares with a silk off-the-shoulder blouse and platforms. The beauty is that there’s something for everyone and a way to wear it to fit any lifestyle. “It’s all about the way we live in this moment,” says Lam. We couldn’t agree more.

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DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY Noha Flared Jeans

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