Friday, October 22, 2010

Poshglam Toronto Fashion Week Coverage

Lauren Bagliore Spring Summer 2011

By Chanelle

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

FIT graduate Lauren Bagliore has come into her own dark oasis this Toronto Fashion Week. The native New Yorker, Calgary transplant perfected her craft in the fashion houses of Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen, Libertine, and Paul Hardy. This season Lauren worked on a collection so emotional and raw she called it The Resurrection: From the Dark to Light/La Risurrezione: Dalla Scura alla Luce.

Inspired by rival to Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Lauren Bagliore created a collection rooted deep in the history of fashion for the label’s Spring Summer 2011 collection. The strong monochromatic palette presented the elements of yin and yang, creating a strong collection of pieces that incorporate frills, and delicate draping with strong angles. Strong shoulder pads on jackets mixed in with hooded turned cowl neck blouses and convertible pieces highlighted the collection’s underlying transformation theme.

The Lauren Bagliore Spring Summer 2011 collection is wholly comprised of black and white pieces with touches of gray, her use of such stark shades combined with unconventional cuts and fabrics transformed the concept of a romantic Elizabethan like collar into an edgy bold pieces.

Lauren attributes the darkness and extreme contrast in shade and shadow to her experiences of discovering beauty out of the ashes of personal tragedy. The powerful, intentional use of two tones gives the collection a purposeful, almost tormenting beauty that speaks to human emotion and the artist that Lauren is as a designer.

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