A Ft. Thomas native and graduate of Highlands, Lauren (Rider) Lail, has returned to her hometown to introduce her capsule clothing collection, Library by Lauren Lail on Thursday, June 27th from 3pm-7pm at 65 Walker Road, Fort Thomas, KY.
Lail began Library, an anthology of vintage finds showcased in a sun-drenched showroom in downtown Charleston, in 2005. With Library, Lail set out to scour shops across the country to cultivate a vintage collection of storied pieces that transcend time and inspire the imagination.
This was the driving inspiration and creative foundation for the new brand, Library by Lauren Lail. Inspired by the timeless silhouettes of vintage fashion, Lail has created a classically feminine wardrobe just in time for summer.Lail's taste in her collection has been called impeccable by the likes of Coastal Living, Garden & Gun and Daily Candy in South Carolina.
In an interview in the Charleston (SC) City Paper, she said, "Over time, I pulled things aside where I just thought, this would be so cool to remake and make contemporary," she says. "The collection is eight pieces that are all kind of inspired by pieces that have come and gone through the [vintage] collection."
She added, "I think some people love vintage and maybe are a little bit scared because it's just not new fabrics and it's not contemporary, and this is kind of like an evolution of that."
For the collection that marks her design debut, Lail crafted a custom made fabric adapted from an abstract painting that helped shape the signature style of the collection. With a fresh perspective, she has fashioned everyday essentials that go from beach to garden party and weekend brunch to wedding. The collection’s relaxed style perfectly captures the vintage-made modern, classic sensibility embodied by the designer.Personally, I know nothing about fashion, let alone high-end women's fashion. But my sister, Sara does. She's a buyer for The Sandpiper in Atlanta, Georgia.
Of Lauren's collection, she said, "As a buyer at a contemporary boutique, we are always looking for one of a kind pieces that you won't see everywhere. Lauren does a great job of incorporating forward trends into a vintage inspired clothing line. The result is a unique fashion forward look that any modern girl would want to wear."
Shop the inaugural collection of eight pieces and meet the designer next Thursday, June 27th from 3pm-7pm at 65 Walker Road, Fort Thomas, KY.
For more information visit www.libraryfashion.com.