Inspired by elements of art and architecture, with astute attention to draping, tailoring and finish in every piece, Lauren Bagliore's debut collection combines an edgy modern sensibility while still retaining romantically reflective femininity.
Bagliore graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and immediately began to work with a slew of exceptional fashion brands where she honed skills that prepared her to launch her own brand in 2011. Upon graduation , Vivienne Westwood chose Bagliore to travel to London and work at her UK fashion house. After a few years, Bagliore returned to New York and worked for Zac Posen, Libertine and Tod's as well as freelance as buyer and a stylist.
The Lauren Bagliore Fall 2012 collection features her signature buttery-soft Italian jersey dresses that are draped into breathtaking pieces of wearable art in a muted color palette of soft grays mixed with the most graphic of blacks and starkest of whites. Kimono jackets in Italian Ponte intermingle with inventive asymmetrical separates. Wood tweeds are pieced and formatted to create Op Art Illusions. Windbreaker nylons are re-invented into tailored trenches and padded boleros. Many of the pieces are convertible and day morph into night instantly with the twist of a wrap or by layering or removing items.
For Lauren Bagliore fashion is not simply a vehicle for style. It's also a means of helping others. "In my heart, I feel the desire to use my resources and talents to practically help others - that is what distinguishes what I do." Bagliore continually works with organizations that fight human trafficking globally.