Inspired by elements of art and architecture, with astute attention to draping, tailoring and finish in every piece, the work of Lauren Bagliore combines an edgy modern sensibility while still retaining a romantically reflective femininity.
A New York native, Bagliore graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and immediately began to work with a slew of exceptional fashion brands where she honed skills that prepared her to launch her own brand. Upon graduation, Vivienne Westwood chose Bagliore to travel to London and work at her UK fashion house. After a few years, Bagliore returned to New York and worked for Zac Posen, Libertine and Tod’s as well as freelance work as a buyer and a stylist.
Lauren Bagliore has been featured in Fashion Magazine, Nylon, Elle Canada, Marie Claire, Untitled Magazine, West Jet Magazine, Globe & Mail, National Post, Avenue Magazine and in other publications.
Since 2009, the Lauren Bagliore collection features her signature buttery-soft Italian jersey dresses that are draped into breathtaking pieces of wearable art in a muted color palette of soft grays mixed with the most graphic of blacks and starkest of whites. Kimono jackets in Italian Ponte intermingle with inventive asymmetrical separates. Wool tweeds are pieced and formatted to create Op Art illusions. Windbreaker nylons are reinvented into tailored trenches and padded boleros. Many of the pieces are convertible and day morphs into night instantly with the twist of a wrap or by layering or removing items.
In 2014, the Lauren Bagliore Concept Shop was opened in Calgary, Canada selling the namesake brand and accessories. In January 2018 a full-service e-commerce site was launched.
Bagliore ethically employs a team in Manhattan and chooses to do all her sampling and manufacturing in New York City to be loyal and faithful to her beloved city and to promote economic stimulation in the New York garment center.
For Lauren Bagliore fashion is not simply a vehicle for style. It’s also a means of helping others. “In my heart, I feel the desire to use my resources and talents to practically help others—that is what distinguishes what I do.” Bagliore continually works with organizations that fight human trafficking globally.
“I have been a devotee to Lauren Bagliore since she introduced her line in Calgary almost 9 years ago when I purchased my first Desiree piece. Her talent is remarkable! Each new season brings another level and layer to her collections, and I always look forward to what she will create next.
Lauren’s style is innovative but classic, edgy but sophisticated, and most of all truly timeless with ultimate versatility. As a creative professional as well, I respect and admire her attention to, and uniqueness with every detail. What I love most is the way many pieces can be worn in various ways and styles; you never get tired of wearing them.
Her collection is very appropriate for stylish women of all ages and sizes, and the focus she puts on this along with utmost quality and edgy versatility makes her brilliant as a designer. I love shopping at Lauren’s boutique concept store in Calgary, as it is a very personal and luxurious experience to have her and her knowledgeable staff ‘drape’ you.
Women should feel beautiful and stylish all the time; Lauren certainly makes that happen!”
“I had the pleasure of wandering in to Lauren’s store a year ago while enjoying a day in Ingelwood. I had no idea the gem of an experience I stumbled in to. Lauren and her team walked me through a remarkable array of her brilliant designs and of course I had to leave with a few of her treasures which I still wear with great pride. The quality and unique designs are date less.”
– Shannon Bowen-Smed
“I met Lauren Bagliore in 2009 when I went back to North America after living in London, Dubai and Amsterdam. I was immediately attracted to LB designs for her minimalistic, luxurious, and versatile style. Bagliore was different for the fashion in both New York and Calgary, she had that European sense of style. I, of course loved that it was a sophisticated style that I could wear well. In 2009, I was travelling back and forth to Europe and New York for my business frequently. I would always travel with Bagliore’s basic pieces. Her signature Wilhelmina WaSpy rain coat trench, a knit, a legging and I always packed LB’s basic buttery-soft Italian jersey dress. With those pieces I could get all I needed for my look as edgy, serious but soft, and romantic.”
– Kathleen, Co-Founder of KZK Jewelry
“Mi sono subito innamorata dei capi di Lauren Bagliore, al primo sguardo. Versatili, unici, sanno dare carattere alla donna che li indossa.
Lorena è’ una giovane artista talentuosa e capace che ho avuto modo di apprezzare e stimare anche per il suo impegno sociale.
Da sempre innamorata dell’Italia – a cui è legata anche per origini familiari – Lorena garantisce l’alta qualità dei suoi prodotti scegliendo in questo “Bel Paese” le stoffe migliori con cui confezionare i suoi abiti.
Acquistare un abito firmato “Bagliore”, e’ come acquistare un bene prezioso: se ne può certamente fare a meno, ma non farete mai la differenza”.
“I was introduced to Lauren Bagliore in December 2014. Her unique creations caught my eye. After perusing her store in Inglewood I knew that adding her fabulous clothes to my wardrobe was a must. Most pieces are multi-functional and provide great versatility which is an added bonus.
The staff are fantastic and help pick items to work with your body and personality. If you get a chance to have Lauren involved in choosing pieces, well, that is very special. I look forward to adding more pieces to my closet, as most are interchangeable within Laurens collections and work well with items not part of her collection.
Once you wear Lauren’s pieces you become captivated by how great you feel. I get many compliments when wearing her clothing, from both friends and strangers. What more could a woman ask for!“
– Laurie Nashchuk
“Lauren’s collection is playful and professional. The pieces take me from the office to a fun night out. Never fails….others always ask where I found that unique piece!”
“I had the opportunity to discover the [Lauren Bagliore] Concept Store in Inglewood three years ago, and walking in the front door was like finding my style home. A designer that embraces black!
Lauren has the ability to capture an architectural aesthetic in her design like no other. You see elements pulled in from Japanese influences, incredible attention to detail, and the ability for each piece to transform allowing multiple ways of wearing it. The materials are absolutely beautiful, with texture and depth. The art of couture is alive and well. This makes the Lauren Bagliore line like nothing I have experienced before. I get to wear a unique piece of art each time I put on a Lauren Bagliore piece. The ease of wear allows for each piece to reflect my own style, and I can really make it my own. Every time I wear a Lauren Bagliore piece, I get a compliment on it.
Lauren pays attention to her clients; it is the close relationship that Lauren fosters and nurtures that really makes her design vision special; her clients influence her design. There is a hands on approach and the ability to actually talk with her as the designer and discuss details. Lauren also facilitates growth in my own style as she gets me out of my comfort zone trying on things that she knows will look great on me – things that I perhaps would not have picked out on my own. She always has a piece to try on that has been designed with you in mind. I don’t get to experience this sort of relationship anywhere else.
Her staff is an extension of her vision – stylists that understand the line intimately, and are there to make you look your best. Knowledgeable with a client focus, they emulate the best of the Bagliore line.”
– Kristin J. Moore , LEED® AP
“All I know is that wherever (Venice,Italy, Montreal, Calgary) and whenever (New Year’s Eve, Glenbow’s Schmancy or the streets of Calgary) I wear Lauren’s creations I feel confident, well dressed and wrapped in fashion.”
– Cheryl C. Gottselig, Q.C., Partner, BD&P BURNET, DUCKWORTH & PALMER LLP Law Firm
“From the moment I walked into this gorgeous boutique in Inglewood, I was allured by the scents that emanated throughout the store and the gorgeous smile of the lady that greeted me. I knew I had found a Gem! Julia was inviting and so helpful, she took the time to show me the lovely boutique and the distinctive collection from Lauren Bagliore. I truly felt so inspired that I could not wait to meet this extraordinary designer! From the moment I met Lauren Bagliore, I was greeted like I was a member of the family! Offered a sparkling wine as if I was being hosted! Her attention to detail is mind blowing. She really understands a women’s body and knows how to compliment her best assets. I just love the fine luxurious fabrics that come directly from Italy. Beautiful silks, Jersey’s that work well for travelling, cashmere and boiled wool just to name a few. She really gets the modern woman! Her pieces are minimal yet complex as most of her items offer a variety of options which allow you to convert them into many different outfits! I love that she only make a few pieces- very couture! I am in love with the black Neo sleeveless cardi. It is a great layering piece and works with almost everything! The Olivia oversized sweater is so sexy yet modern, the Desiree Endless Dress is perfect for travelling and the Dante jacket is just gorgeous and a great piece to take with you anywhere. Lauren Bagliore is truly one of a kind and would recommend it to anyone wanting unique quality pieces!”
– Cindy Arevalo
“It’s interesting as women age, our physical and behavioural styles need to adjust to accommodate that; changing waist lines, troublesome feet, confidence, presence, etc. I would not have believed it until it happened to me. But it’s not all dark and sad news. With changing bodies comes a renewed confidence in yourself. I love where I am, personally and professionally and other than that extra 20 lbs, life is pretty darn good!
So why am I telling you this? You get it, your staff get it ( Julia is a star) women like to work with like-minded people. I appreciate your customer service and your staff’s. They make me want to come to your beautiful store. I love great style, great fabrics and knowing the person behind it all. YOU are a great brand ambassador. I’ll refer you in a heartbeat. I’m only sorry it took me so long to embrace your brand!”
– Nancy Taipale
“My husband introduced me to Lauren Bagliore’s beautiful clothes by treating me to a classic black dress that can be worn a multitude of ways. Lauren explained that along with the dress, I was welcome in her studio to learn all of the options for wearing it. This was my very first experience working directly with a designer and I was a little bit nervous at first, thinking that I didn’t really belong in the world of a fashion designer.
I was instantly smitten! Not just with Lauren’s beautiful collection, but with her warm and welcoming presence. That was four years ago, and ever since I consider it a treat whenever I get to shop at her striking studio space in Inglewood. It is a real treat to have a New York fashion experience right here in Calgary.”
– Karen Dawson, Executive Coach