Laura Siegel's pop-up show room at the Ace Hotel during fashion week was an artisanal hippy oasis. You may remember Laura's work featured on First Looks a few months back, the Canadian designer travels half the year to sustainably produce her collection. She provides work for poverty stricken families in various regions in India, lucky for us she is briefly stationed in NY to show her fall 2012 collection.
Hair and make up was provided by Aveda, the models had sweetly dissheveled hair capped with Laura's hand knit eco-friendly headbands. Model Auguste, represented by Aim, wore a layered skirt with a hand-dyed soft bamboo jersey top that she described as "cozy and easy to wear."
As I sipped a Pitaya juice (another sustainable brand) Bobbin Talk blogger Aneta Genova raved about Laura's new collection. Aneta called it "one of the truly exciting fashion presentations" she had seen yet that week. She was impressed at the 24-year-old designer's ability "to create such a thoughtful well rounded collection complete with collaborations for accessories like... necklaces and stationary."
"The process of wokring with the artisans really shapes the collection," Siegel explained. "They created their own interpretation for this season's themes. The result is a collaboration of... cultural values of everyone who worked on it." She believes strongly in empowering the artisans and this season was inspired by 'dreams resurrected.' If all of our dreams come true Laura Siegel's cool leather accessories, leather jacket and hand made textile skirts will be in our closet come this fall.