LAURA LAURENS + CRUSH OF LIGHT : WE ARE THE MONSTERS
We wanted to capture the spirit of her new collection [ MONSTER HAIR AW17 ], so we stayed late at her studio in Chapinero, which is a beautiful, old and very big typical house from Bogotá. As the night progresses the house becomes bigger, we become smaller and the monsters appear. So as two old primary school friends on a playdate, hiding with a lantern under the sheets, we explored those shadows and played with them.
* Just a cool fact: This house was actually designed and constructed by my great grandfather for his family to live in and my father grew up in it.
“darkness comes from light”
Laura Laurens (Bogotá, Colombia) is inspired by her background in Fine Arts. Her work is defined by a distinctly raw approach to design. Laura debuted her label in Paris with a special capsule collection made entirely from the stock of Colombia military fabrics.
Each collection intends to be a statement about an issue of our dual world, where contradictions and conflicting concepts fill the scenery, a stage where masculine and feminine elements meet. The brand works with limited editions, oversized silhouettes, sculptural and wrapped-around shapes, always thinking about the intervention of the textiles with a look reminiscent of a painting’s surface.
[ lauralaurens.com ]