Lauren Manoogian is a Brooklyn based designer whose career began with a jewelry line she created in 2010 from sourced scrap metal and surplus materials. Her work matured over the years to involve ready-to-wear pieces that are meant to evolve with the wearer through all of their lifestyle changes. It is interesting to see that jewelry is exactly what began her journey into fashion, as Lauren focused on studying textiles in college and until that point was unfamiliar with jewelry design.

As a whole, every piece Lauren creates is part of a larger textural narrative. Resilience, patina, and layered gestures are just a few words to describe her most recent release, as she continues to experiment with the ideas that revolve around knitwear and the way each material manifests itself. The common thread between her first jewelry collection and what has evolved into her successful clothing brand is her conscious focus on the idea of creating with sustainable materials and fair trade employment. Lauren Manoogian adheres to sustainable and sincere handcrafted production practices, by incorporating the use of antiquated handlooms and ethically sourced materials.