Laura Laurens is a self-trained Bogotá based designer. Inspired by her fine arts background, Laura establishes a dialogue between opposites to question and play with the idea of borders, identity, syncretism and established paradigms. Her work is defined by a distinctly raw approach to design, textile interventions, wrapped-around shapes, artisanal processes and the commitment to sustain and empower minority groups and local indigenous communities of her country, Colombia. Laurens draws from her own experiences special multi-disciplinary projects to address social issues and a contemporary hybrid identity. Each collection of Laurens tells a story in which paradoxes are the core subject and the materials are the white canvas for subverting the paradigms....

Laura Laurens launched her eponymous brand in Paris with the Spring-Summer 2014 collection. The brand was established under the principle of re-interpreting upcycled military fabrics, as a metaphor of re-constructing the polarized Colombian territory. This collection opened the brand internationally selling in some stores such as Opening Ceremony, Linda Dresner, IF Soho, Penelope, to name a few, apart from the three shops she sells in Bogotá.
During 2018 Laurens was chosen by Vogue Talents to represent Latin America in the Milan Fashion week. In 2019 she was selected as one of the best 15 international designers around the world that are shaping a Brave New World led by the British Fashion Council. During 2019 Deutsche Welle chose Laura as one of the 40 Latin-American female leaders that are transforming Latin America through creativity. In 2020 Vogue Italy choose Laura as one of the five Responsible Latin American brands to see. In 2021 Laura was chosen as one of the finalists for Fashion Trust Arabia, presenting her Spring-Summer 22 collection in Doha, Qatar.

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