"Impossible Dialogue" Fashion, Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability: A Conversation with Colombian Fashion Designer Laura Laurens, is the first in a series of programs between Kent State University and the Embassy of Colombia.
The Conversation between Laurens and Fashion Technologist and an Associate Professor at The Fashion School at Kent State University, will show the close connection of Diversity and Sustainability with high Fashion and the importance of the development of projects and ideas in these areas to contribute to improve our world
Laurens, a self-trained designer based in Bogota, Colombia has based her work on the interplay of borders, identity, and established paradigms. She has a raw approach to design, textiles, and artisanal processes that seeks to sustain and empower Colombia's indigenous communities.
Laura Laurens launched her brand in Paris in 2014 and her garments have been sold worldwide. She has worked as the head designer for the New York-based brand Corvoe and in 2018 was chosen by Vogue Talents to represent Latin America in Milan Fashion Week. Her work and commitment to sustainability, creativity, and social impact has been recognized by the British Fashion Council.
In 2019, she was named one of the 40 Latin-American female leaders transforming Latin America through creativity during Deutsche Welle and in 2020 Vogue Italy chose her as one of the five Responsible Latin American brands to see.
This event is made possible thanks to the Embassy's partnership with the College of the Arts at Kent University and the Plan to Promote Colombia Abroad by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Join as on Wed., Sept. 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. ET. to learn with fashion students at Kent about Colombian creativity, fashion and diversity.