Lauren Manoogian Resort 2017 is another beautiful and well-tailored collection from our favorite knitwear designer. Simple and loose silhouettes that are signature mark of Manoogian’s eponymous label derive from the knitting process itself. Therefore, besides line is produced extremely organically from its beginning, the whole process of creation comes somehow naturally. Collections of Brooklyn-based designer are currently made entirely in Peru where Lauren is inspired by many unconventional and traditional resources available there. Not only these inspire her, but these methods intersect on many levels with her own personal techniques and she is enthusiastic to translate these traditional ways into modern, wearable and simple clothing.
Lauren Manoogian Resort 2017 brings again some of our favorite pieces in updated versions, like Capote Coat or Lounger. Other in the beautiful lookbook modeled by Mari Giudicelli that deserve a new spotlight, as Tami Jacket or Kendo Coat, don’t go far from aesthetic of the label nor neutral color palette. Since brand started practically with zero funding, creativeness with less, but also the assortment, scale, and repetition of the collection have been seen as challenge. Today, as the line is growing, opportunities to invest in raw materials and development arise, but also bring bigger responsibility towards what is being put into the world. The challenge now is to have a sustainable, scalable business on many levels rather than just be sustaining, while at the same time resisting the pressure to live up to unrealistic status quo of the fashion industry.
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