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 Women's Wear Daily, Refinery 29, Fashion Magazine, Nylon, Elle, Marie Claire, Untitled Magazine, West Jet Magazine, Globe & Mail, National Post, Avenue Magazine and in other publications.
Lauren has several accolades and recognition from the fashion industry including: selected for NYFW Polyvore/COVERGIRL Designer Competition, finalist in Mercedes-Benz Start-Up Competition (Toronto Fashion Week), Fashion Group International - nominee for the 13th Annual Rising Star Awards, Gen Art - finalist for Fresh Faces in Fashion Design Competition.
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 centre.
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.
LAUREN BAGLIORE MISSION STATEMENT:
“To love and empower women through the means of fashion to go and take their rightful place in the world."