Fashion Week Preview
Derek Lam for eBay
Runway shows are often high-budget spectacles designed to blow the top off a designer's collection, generate buzz, and create demand. But the clothes that come down the runway are often fleeting samples that never see the light of day. That is, until now: Derek Lam will create a collection exclusively for eBay. This season's collection will feature everything from full-length bohemian dresses to formal gowns. At 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 16, users can visit the site to vote on which dresses they love most—and the five most popular designs will be produced. And then, bypassing the drawn-out process of shipping and merchandising, shoppers will be able to purchase items from the collection directly on eBay in May, at prices from $125 to $295.