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Inspection Report: Laura Seigel Fall '12 Presentation

10:00 AM

Model wearing Laura Seigel Fall '12 Collection

Show: Laura Seigel Fall '12 Presentation

Location: Ace Hotel, NYC

Pieces To Covet: Draped Off-Shoulder Rock Print Dress, Long-sleeve Batik Maxi Dress, Cave Sweater and Silk Tesuji Shibori Tee

Overall: This presentation during New York Fashion Week by far had the most captivating story on how the pieces of the collection were constructed. Laura Seigel, is a young designer from Canada, that frequently travels to India to design her collection. Laura works with local artisans from Bolivia and India to give back to the community and providing them with financial support, which would probably not be available otherwise. The artisans and Laura use different design, dye and ancient craft-work techniques for different pieces in the Fall '12 collection titled, Dreams Resurrected. The collection consisted of shades of black and grey in various tie-dye prints, chucky knits, raw silks and jersey fabrics in loose draped silhouettes with unfinished edges. 

I hope many designers are quite considerate as Laura as to who and how their garments are made. I really commend her on thoughtfulness with translating different cultures techniques into her collection. 

Grade: B

Draped Off-Shoulder Rock Print Dress

Silk Tesuji Shibori Tee

Scarf Dress

Full Embroidered Tee w/ Fuzzy Rope Necklace

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