Maker Spotlight: Jamie Lau Designs

JamieLau_0962_RCF Today we are featuring San Francisco born (Brooklyn based) fashion designer, Jamie Lau Designs. We’ve been obsessed with Jamie’s dresses for quite some time now, and we can’t wait to see her work in person at our San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair. JamieLau_02.02.14_067F_BC Jamie began sewing at the age of 25, and became a self-taught seamstress and pattern maker. Since then, she’s interned at and soon began conquering the pattern-making world, co-authoring BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, an in-depth pattern making and sewing guide to mastering iconic vintage looks. JamieLau_8.15.13_061 Jamie’s collection of vintage-inspired dresses, blouses, and other apparel is a work of art.  A 1950s silhouette is upgraded into modern fashion with Jamie’s unique combinations of bold, colorful fabrics and mixed prints. And, just like a beautiful piece of art, all of Jamie’s clothing are handmade one at a time and each design is produced in limited quantity. JamieLau_8.15.13_123 Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, ikats, and her own textile designs. JamieLau_946F_BC We love the ocean-like pattern of this dress and wish we could be wearing them at Fort Mason right now! While not designing and sewing her new collection, Jamie teaches sewing courses in New York at the Textile Arts Center and across the country. JamieLauDesigns_7.3.13_169 We can’t wait to see all the colorful threads Jamie will be bringing to our San Francisco Summer Market in only 9 days!  Visit Jamie Lau Designs online, and follow her work on Facebook and Instagram.  See you all soon!

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