Originally beginning as a harness and saddler company in 1845, Mark Cross flourished from the early 1900's to the 1950's. Revered for the craftsmanship as much as the design, the company found a loyal following in those looking for beautiful handbags without a lot of fuss. The small Grace box, as it's now known, was made famous when Grace Kelly pulled her peach negligee from the bag in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. "The glamour and roots of Mark Cross personify luxury to me," Lam says.
For the collaboration, Lam drew inspiration from two classic Mark Cross styles; the Grace box, and the leather Scottie satchel. "Classic elegance, a sublime refinement, with an All-American spirit is the hallmark of this brand," says Lam, "the Mark Cross legacy has been an enduring touchstone for my own work." With this in mind, we present to you Derek Lam for Mark Cross, a beautifully crafted collection that is timeless and the epitome of elegance.