Laura Smalls is one designer who is taking the world by storm one collection at a time. When you design dresses for Michelle Obama, people want to know who you are. Laura Smalls is such a designer who has in the past and recently designed dresses that Mrs. Obama has worn to the Democratic National Convention. Most recently Laura Smalls showed a collection during NY Fashion Week that was whimsy, playful and yet ladylike.
It might be safe to say that Ms. Smalls style, may have been influenced by her god mother the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. The style of the 50’s and 60’s was romantic and ladylike and this style is seen especially in this collection.
Ms. Smalls use of color and color blocking was fresh and playful. There were pencil skirts, swing dresses and lots of gold and silver just to mix it up a bit. One-shoulder dresses and peplum jackets also were prevalent in her design.
It’s pretty safe to say that Laura Smalls is a designer who is showing great promise in an industry that longs for the days of comfortable clothing and stylish appeal.