Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chatelaine January 2011

Lauren Bagliore in the January 2011 issue of Chatelaine magazine! Click the above image to enlarge and see the full article below:

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Meat Market x Colin Way Photography

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Parlour Magazine

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vitamin Daily



Bagliore, whose resume includes stints with Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen and Paul Hardy, is hosting an art and fashion night where she’ll be previewing her spring line. An intricately draped, not-so-basic black Bagliore jersey dress does wonders for a woman’s silhouette, while her shawl-collared, Japanese nylon trench is wind and water resistant, not to mention fierce.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

From L.A. With Love!

Here’s another few items to add to your Christmas list!

Desiree Endless Dress

Which can be worn endless ways!
Such as a top, a tunic, a halter dress, a skirt, tube dress, or as a hooded cowl cocoon top (as seen on the runway) etc

Kyushi Artisan hand-sketched silk charmeuse crawling ant print draped dress

Celia Cocoon coat

Check out UPC Boutique in Yorkville to get your hands on some of these lovely goodies! After attending Lauren Bagliore’s S/S 2011 collection during LGFW, I assure you these will go quick!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Leanne Delap for The Style Notebook

LETTER FROM LEANNE: Lauren Bagliore’s fresh start

A look from Lauren Bagliore Spring 2011, a collection that our veteran fashion writer saw through fresh eyes (with a little help from a friend). Story by Leanne Delap

Fashion reporting has changed completely since my days on the tour. I whipped around London, Milan, Paris and New York for a half dozen years in the mid-90s as fashion reporter for the Globe and Mail before I had kids; later I cherry-picked ready-to-wear shows and five-starred the haute-couture a couple of times as editor-in-chief of FASHION. Though in the years hence I never stopped writing about fashion, I oft maintained that I’d sooner eat beetles than sit through another show. It sounds so glamorous, but humping through the full seven-week tour filing stories made me more tired than a toddler with projectile stomach flu.

That was a puerile dismissal, for I now realize I was very privileged to have witnessed some extraordinary moments: I remember now crying at the first McQueen show I saw at the Royal Horticultural Gardens when the late genius sent models out in filmy gowns shackled inside cages, wading through water. That was the show he hand-carved a leg prosthesis for model Amy Mullins. I sat behind the legendary Suzy Menkes from the International Herald Tribune, and beside Jerry Hall. Everyone was moved.

I was crammed into a gate rushing the buzzy first Theyskens show, where then-Hole bassist Melissa auf der Maur was his Goth bride in elaborate black crepe corsetry. I saw Miyake’s final show, where 30 supermodels were strapped together in an undulating green silk cocoon at the Academy des Beaux Arts. (I was lucky enough to see the real supermodels in their runway heyday, the Naomis and Kates, even the Lindas, Helenas, and Christys at the Versace tribute show after his untimely death.)

“I almost didn’t show,” she said. “But in the end, I was rewarded. Buyers from all the major stores came to see me, and I’m so flattered and I got great feedback.”

Bagliore’s work comes from within: “When you grow up in New York, there is so much noise, so much input. The only place to go was within,” she says.

And my fashion show companion got that before I did. At 14, she had no reference for the sharp shouldered jackets or skinny legged looks with billowing tops. She wasn’t tarnished by MC Hammer when she looked at the harem-style pants. They looked fresh to her.

And it made me realize that Lauren Bagliore’s take on them was fresh too. Her grasp on draping kept the silhouette fresh. And her eloquent use of black and white made me think long after the model parade ended.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sarah Slean at Juno Sole!

Artist/Musician Sarah Slean in Lauren Bagliore wearing the "Athena Toga Gown"

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Monday, November 8, 2010

The Backseat Stylers

Toronto Fashion Week – Lauren Bagliore Spring 2011: La Risurrezione

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Look for Lauren in the Elle Canada December Issue!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Ritzy Nina


October 28, 2010
Moving away from New York to Calgary is not a typical move for most, but for a designer launching her own fashion line, it was a step in the right direction. Lauren Bagliore has worked with Zac Posen and Vivienne Westwood and it shows in her design aesthetic and attention to detail.

xoxo RitzyNina

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fashion Inspired Costumes

Heather Toskan for asked Lauren some questions about her Halloween plans...

"If I were going to dress as a designer it would be either as Dame Westwood, with a flaming Venetian red wig and a propaganda-themed tattered tee... or I would dress as John Galliano, with his Dali-inspired moustache and flair for the dramatic," says New York and Calgary-based Lauren Bagliore, a respected fashion designer herself.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Video from Toronto Fashion Week!

TOFW: Lauren Bagliore SS2011 from istoica on Vimeo.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Ms. FABulous

Lauren Bagliore's Barbarella Girls

Friday, October 29, 2010

Black, white and grey are the holy trinity of colors for the fashion crowds.That infallible formula was also on the mind of designer Lauren Bagliore for her Spring 2011 collection. The collection appropriately named,The Resurrection: From the Dark to the Light by Lauren Bagliore.
Stunning models in Barbarella-esque updos rocked hard bodies and flashed their flirty black liner winged eyes down the catwalk.
A black asymmetrical suit with Thierry Mugler like wasp waist was highlighted with a side panel of vertical thin nautical stripes adorned one model. Another stern looking model wore a prim, fitted sleeve Victorianinspired blouse with a multiude of covered buttons and inset of leather down the center. This was topped over shiny patent leather like dhoti pants. The dreaded dhoti pant seemed to crop up in a few designers collections we saw in Canada.

Thankfully that trend along with harem pants died a quick death in U.S last year.

An intricately constructed black bolero style jacket was topped over a while maillot suit and paired over mid calf high heel boots. It was a sweet and hard look at the same time.
Cowl neck halter dresses in thigh grazing lengths were counterbalanced by a covered up hooded top that the model transformed into a loose turtle neck. There were flattering options with asymmetrical lengths in skirts and dresses which were draped and pegged, adding drama and interest to basic colors.

My favorite dress was worn by an elegant blonde model. It was twisted and asymmetrically hemmed to the waist and paired over killer platform pumps. When she turned around, the back was even more dramatic with undulating folds forming from the fitted back bodice and a short hem. The dress had a lot going on but, somehow, it worked.
Lauren added a couple of pale taupe print dresses at the end of the presentation which added softness to the collection and options for her customers.

The designer ended the presentation and came in one of her dresses looking entirely lovely and elegant even next to her towering blond model.

There was something very Manhattan about the collection. Of course, we discovered later that this talented designer was once a New Yorker and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Up & Comer LAUREN BAGLIORE Shines Light on Toronto Fashion Week

28 October 2010

Lauren Bagliore's second collection which she debuted at Spring 2011 Toronto fashion week shows that she is no amateur designer. Her asymmetrical lines, intricately draped jersey dresses and soft tailored pieces came in shades of black, white and grey. The play on light and dark moments present throughout the collection was inspired by “The Resurrection: From the Dark to the Light.” After experiencing major family tragedies this past years, the designer looked within and created a collection that spoke true to her aesthetic. As she puts it so nicely, "I love creating edgy, fashion-forward designs and clothes that are beautifully draped and wonderfully cut. I want women to feel sexy and unique, but also comfortable in my clothes."

Lauren is a friend and native New Yorker. She currently lives in Calgary where she runs her design studio. She splits her time between the two cities. Before launching her own line in Fall 2010, Lauren trained with designers Vivienne Westwood in London and Zac Posen in New York.

We can definitely be certain that we will be seeing a lot more of Lauren Bagliore's work. Her sharp aesthetic, attention to the littlest details and determination are part of a humble start that is sure to take this designer very far.










Laurenbagliorespring2011......all photos courtesy Lauren Bagliore

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