Designing Dreams

A designer clutch with five customised make-up pieces to match? Dreams do come true in this collaboration between Estée Lauder and Derek Lam

By Tengku Zai | Published: 24 Jan 2014

Designing Dreams
Photo: Estée Lauder

For the past decade, make-up maestro Tom Pecheux and fashion designer Derek Lam have collaborated backstage, Pecheux’s cosmetics expertise injecting personality into Lam’s chic ready-to-wear pieces. To celebrate this longstanding partnership, Estée Lauder presents the Estée Lauder Derek Lam Collection – a minaudiere and five limited edition products made by these two creative geniuses.

"Estée Lauder and Tom Pecheux both understand the creative expression of a modern woman through beauty, which is the perfect complement to my designs," says Derek. The collection debuted at the Derek Lam Spring/Summer'14 runway show during New York Fashion Week. Pecheux, who is also the Creative Make-Up Director of Estée Lauder, created three stunning make-up looks. Using the five special edition pieces in this collection, the looks evolved throughout the show from minimal natural beauty, to an edgy look, and finally, a sexy summer feel.

Inspired by the fabrics and textures of Derek Lam’s collection, Pecheux says, “The products are subtle and wearable yet can also be used to build a strong, sexy look. It’s the perfect mix for creating a sophisticated day look that can be turned into a sensual evening look.”

Delicately cradled in a navy blue satin Derek Lam clutch featuring his signature clasp, the Kajal Crayon in Near Night, Mascara in Black Black, EyeShadow in Smoked Gold, LipColor in Smoked Blush and Gloss in Barely Gold fit perfectly in this small evening bag with plenty of space to spare for your credit cards and mobile. After all, what else would you need?

The Estée Lauder Derek Lam Collection (RM250) is available at selected Estée Lauder counters from 21 February.

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