• Kiss Me Kate Sunday Social with Laura Tanzer Phoenix: Summer Sunday Soiree at Kiss Me Kate

    We are delighted to invite you to our Sunday Ice Cream Soiree at Kiss Me Kate to ring in this year’s Summer Solstice. Please join us this Sunday, June 25th from 2-4, for an afternoon of shopping as you cool down with some yummy treats, and be one of the first to preview the Laura Tanzer Fall Collection: A Midnight Serenade

    There will be gift bags, drawings, and give-aways galore!! And, of course, delicious treats from Demarco’s Italian Ice and Creams.

    RSVP today for a chance to win a special Laura Tanzer prize* Winner will be announced at 3pm!

    *must be present to claim and receive prize

  • Summer Sale!

    Our FAB Summer Sale is now in progress!

    “Pink Hanger” items are discounted 30%.

    Sustainable Totes too!

    Scarves are discounted 10%.

    Gowns are discounted 50%!

     

    Model: Alanna
    Photo: Neil Peters Fotografie

  • Fundraising Organizations Three Ways to Dress for a Fundraiser Event

    OMG! How should I dress for my upcoming fundraiser??!! If you are anything like me, you have this ‘fashion angst’ a few times during fundraising season.

    And now you are thinking, “She designs and makes clothes, she doesn’t have a problem!”. Have you ever heard that old phrase about the shoemaker’s children? Yup. That’s me. Making for everyone else and not much in my closet…

    But I am really good at dressing others, and I have had a delightful fundraising season this year doing just that! I’ve discerned that there are three ways to dress for a fundraiser:

    1. Cool Funk – anything fashionista, costume, pushing the boundaries of fashion with attitude
    2. Tres Chic – that sophisticated yet edgy dress or tuxedo
    3. Classic Timeless – modern, simple, yet always stylish

    As I stated above, I worked with many organizations this season, privileged to dress clients to suit their personas as well as the events with which they were involved.

    I am honored to have met and worked with some fabulous people who work at these organizations. Who wore what and how did they wear it? Here is a sampling:

    Cool Funk:

    • Trish Kordas at SAAF – we know you totally ‘wowed’ the crowd at the MODA event when you walked in wearing the red lotus print silk top with those skinny leopard texture pants. Fashionista!
    • Lamonte Hunley and Stephanie Hunley at the Centurions – We admit, those costumes were a challenge, but we think you pulled it off fabulously as The Wiz and Evilene the Wicked Witch!
    • Laura Tanzer as a munchkin from The Wiz, at the Centurions fundraiser.
    Cool Funk Costume Lamonte Hunley Stephanie Hunley

    Lamont Hunley as The Wiz & Stephanie Hunley as Evilene the Wicked Witch

    Tres Chic:

    • Michelle Blumenberg at Hillel – we made a fabulous French Brocade Tuxedo for you!
    • Ellen Yacovone at the Tucson Police Foundation – Ellen, we love, love love the two piece asymmetrical outfit we made for you!
    • Trindi LeForge at the Amphi Foundation – We made a Tuxedo for you that you totally rocked!
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    French Brocade Tuxedo Jacket

    Classic Timeless:

    • Bonnie Faircloth at the Tucson Police Foundation – Bonnie, that blue brocade dress, WOW!
    • Nancy Shaeffer Casey at St. Luke’s – That red silk dress was ‘da bomb’!
    • Jennifer Turner at the American Heart Association – We love your adventurous spirit, and your little black dress in French brocade and lace!
    Classic Timeless Little Black Dress

    Classic Timeless Little Black Dress

    Love These Organizations!

    I love the spirit of community, the commitment to our ‘sense of place’ in Tucson. I love that we have a vibrant arts and culture community (SAACA) as well as organizations active ‘on-the-ground’ for everything from environment (Mrs. Green’s World) to Politics (Stronger Together AZ) to health (American Heart Association, SAAF), Kids and Families (Centurions, Amphi Foundation), and security (Tucson Police Foundation).

    I love the small town feeling of knowing someone wherever I go, and meeting their friends and associates at interesting events (The Women’s Foundation Luncheon, Child & Family RESOURCES).

    I am delighted to be able to contribute to many of these organizations by donating to their fundraisers, in both ‘normal’ ways (gift certificates for silent auctions) and extraordinary ways such as designing, making and donating a dress for Suzanne McFarlin to wear and auction at the Diaper Bank’s ‘Dancing With Our Stars’ event.

    Cherry Red Tango Dress

    Suzanne McFarlin Wearing a Cherry Red Silk Tango Dress

    Thank you all for welcoming me into your lives!

    I'm off to see #thewiz of #oz #emeraldcity #munchkin @centurions_tuc #centurions_tuc

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  • Shopping Womens Clothing Tucson Visit Tucson – Shopping Downtown Tucson

    Shopping in downtown Tucson! According to InStyle Magazine, Tucson is one of the top 10 U.S. travel destinations for 2017!  Tucson has so much to see and do! After you’ve taken in the gorgeous Saguaro National Park, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Musuem, and the Tucson Botanical Gardens, you will want to go shopping.  I recommend shopping in downtown Tucson for unique gifts, women’s clothing, jewelry, and vintage items!

    Shopping Downtown Tucson

    Downtown Tucson has many food and drink options (see favorite eatery list at the end of this post), and we have some great shopping, too! Take a walking tour of Downtown Tucson designed for our Gem Show visitors, starting with a visit to the workshop and showroom of award winning clothing designer Laura Tanzer.  Here’s how to get from Atelier Laura Tanzer to the Tucson Convention Center and experience some eclectic Tucson shopping along the way! Your starting point: 410 N. Toole Avenue Tucson AZ 85701

    Walking Downtown Tucson is easy and fun!  Let’s go! Vamonos! Andiamo! Allons-y! Anem!

    Shop For Women’s Clothing in Downtown Tucson

    Your smartphone map app will get you to Atelier Laura Tanzer at this address:  410 N. Toole Avenue Tucson AZ 85701  Note: If you are driving, we have parallel parking in front, as well as paid parking next door. Here you will see Laura Tanzer’s design studio and showroom, next door to the Amtrak station and Maynard’s Market.

    Come in to see modern clothing, sustainably made right here in Tucson! Welcome! Bienvenidos! BenvenutoBienvenue! Benvinguts!  We specialize in quality, fit, and sustainable production practices. Natural fibers. Everyday garments, dinner wear, special occasion, as well as statement pieces. Scraps from garment production are used to create one-of-a-kind scarves and tote bags that are perfect for all the shopping you’ll do on this walking itinerary! We recently won Emerging Designer of the Year at Phoenix Fashion Week October 2016!

    Head over to Congress

    Walk South on 5th Avenue away from Laura’s Atelier. At Congress, you now have a choice: the sunny side or the shady side of the street.  Both sides of the street are great choices, so just enjoy the shopping!

    Pick a Side, Any Side

    You’re now at Congress and 5th Avenue, turn Right (West).  As you head West on Congress the question is: will you take the North side, or the South side as you walk towards Arizona Avenue?  This is quite a dilemma, as both sides have much to offer! One way to choose:  which side is sunnier?

    South side: Playground, HUB Restaurant, Elvira’s, Tucson Olive Central, and Got All Your Marbles’ changeable jewelry;

    North side: Café Lucca/Sparkroot, HUB Ice Cream Factory, SHOP by fors, a mini-store combined with an architectural design firm, RIVAL’s tastefully curated selection of the finest street footwear, and Yoga Oasis.

    At the Southeast corner of Congress and South 6th Avenue there is a real old-time newsstand worth checking out.  Turn the corner and walk into Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market. This is a favorite place for great sandwiches, salad bar, and fresh fish – right in Downtown!  They have a nice selection of beer on tap to be enjoyed in the sunny courtyard.  And the biggest ceiling fan in all of Arizona!

    shopping women's clothing downtown Tucson

    Back to Congress

    Continue West on Congress. Across the way: Hydra for steampunk, burlesque, and alternative fashion. On the South side of Congress you will pass Wig O-Rama, and Batch Café & Bar (donuts and whisky, oh my!).  Cross Scott Avenue and head towards Stone Avenue on the North side.  You will likely want to check out Krikawa Jewelry.  At the Northwest corner of Stone and Congress, check out Desert Bloom for an assortment of fun clothing, jewelry, and gifts.

    Head towards the Tucson Convention Center

    Head South on Stone on the West side of the street. Stop and enjoy the awesome “I am Tucson” mosaic mural installed by the Greater Tucson Leadership Class of 2013 (GTL).   At the SE corner of Broadway and Church check out our friends at Riveted and Ben’s Bells Project.  Riveted has desert vintage modern industrial home goods and design. Great stuff!  Ben’s Bells is our local Be Kind! organization. Ben’s Bells partnered with GTL on that mural you just admired. (BTW, Laura was part of that class – ask her about how they put that project up).

    Continue West on Broadway

    A few more steps and you will reach the corner of Broadway and Church. Cross the intersection, hang a left (South) and in a few more steps you will reach the convention center! Built in 1971, the location includes a 7,440-seat indoor arena, two performing arts venues, and 205,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of meeting space. The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.

    My food favorites

    A few favorite places that weren’t already mentioned in this shopping and mini-walking itinerary:

    Empire Pizza.  Pizza in the front, nice homey sports bar in the back.  Watch the game with an Odell 90-Shilling Scottish Ale and a pepperoni slice at the dark wood bar!

    Café Poca Cosa. Susana Davila’s stylish award winning Mexican, alta cocina.  It’s on Pennington and you will love it!

    Maynard’s. They have both a café/market/kitchen, as well as a restaurant. You will enjoy both!

    Cup Café and Hotel Congress.  You gotta check out the lobby.  The hotel is also home to a satellite DJ booth for awesome local community radio station KXCI.

    Atelier Laura Tanzer downtown Tucson shopping red pin

  • cropped-laura_made-right-here Tucson Designer Laura Tanzer Victorious at Phoenix Fashion Week

    Tucson Designer Laura Tanzer
    Victorious at Phoenix Fashion Week

    Designer of sustainably chic, quality engineered clothing Wins Coveted Prize

    Tucson, AZ (October 17, 2016) This past Friday, October 14, 2016, Laura Tanzer WON the Emerging Designer Competition at Phoenix Fashion week, held every year at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Phoenix Fashion Week bridges emerging designers with buyers.  “I’m very proud of Laura Tanzer and the collection she built this year, and more impressed with how she is going to continue to push Arizona fashion forward”, Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week.

    Laura Tanzer, headquartered in Tucson Arizona, said, “My team and I are very proud to have been able to participate in this program.  The Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer boot camp was a lot of work, and it helped me refine my business model.   Winning Emerging Designer of the Year is recognition for the hard work my team and I put in, and will dramatically boost our brand awareness.  That brand awareness should help us develop new relationships with boutiques where clientele can enjoy and experience the quality and fit of my designs first-hand!”

    Laura designs sustainably chic, well fitting clothing engineered for the discerning woman. Read More >>

    “The woman who wears our clothes looks great because the fit is engineered to conform to her body – engineered to conform to a variety of body types by using bespoke techniques in the creation of our styles. The woman who looks great exudes confidence and beauty.”

    A perk for the PHXFW Designer of the Year is collaboration with Evine (Evine.com) to sell selected Tanzer designs to 88 million viewers on the Evine cable, satellite and broadcast television network.  “Evine is an ultra-fun, digital retailer offering exciting brands and unique products to customers around the country.” The collaboration will introduce the Laura Tanzer aesthetic to a whole new clientele.

    The Laura Tanzer collection is Made in the USA by skilled sewing technicians. The Made in the USA label represents quality in a garment, and reflects the designer’s focus not only on beautiful design, but on the economic path that sustains that design: important inputs include creating local and national skilled jobs, minimizing wasteful practices, timeliness to market, and pride of craft.

    For more information about the Laura Tanzer brand, please visit our website, www.LauraTanzerDesigns.com
    email us at sales@LauraTanzerDesigns.com,
    or call us at 520-981-9891


    A Favorite from the Runway

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    The ensemble in this picture is comprised of a cotton voile tunic, printed with Laura’s Venice print, and an Italian white rib knit 6 gore skirt.

    The Jewelry is by Kelley West of Rhinestones and Relics.

    This photo was taken by James Almanza on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. The model is Alexis Hamilton.

    For more information about the Laura Tanzer brand, please visit our website, www.LauraTanzerDesigns.com
    email us at sales@LauraTanzerDesigns.com,
    or call us at 520-981-9891


    A Favorite from the Runway

    jacyn-simone-wearing-laura-tanzer-black-knit-dusterThe ensemble in this picture is comprised of an Italian white rib knit dress, cinched with a 3″ grosgrain belt, and an Italian black textured knit duster lined with white linen.

    The Jewelry is by Kelley West of Rhinestones and Relics.

    This photo was taken by James Almanza on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. The model is Jacyn Simone.

    For more information about the Laura Tanzer brand, please visit our website, www.LauraTanzerDesigns.com
    email us at sales@LauraTanzerDesigns.com,
    or call us at 520-981-9891


    Video from the Laura Tanzer runway show at Phoenix Fashion Week 2016


    Laura Tanzer Bio
    Laura learned fashion illustration at Parsons School of Design, and technical skills at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She is skilled in illustration, fashion illustration, sewing arts, and technical fashion skills (pattern making, draping, grading, cutting, tailoring, et al). Laura worked on Seventh Avenue in the fashion industry for several years before returning to school to study business. Laura graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in international marketing and an MBA in international finance. It was always Laura’s intent to combine her business and fashion skills, and to create a company that could reflect her passion for fashion while also implementing sustainable practice concepts.

     Laura Tanzer’s primary objective is to make sustainably chic, well fitting clothing engineered for the discerning woman. Our mission: to produce ‘Modern Clothing, Sustainably Made’ utilizes the three pillars of sustainability: society, economy, and environment, as a basis for sourcing beautiful natural fiber textiles that have not been exposed to unnecessary toxic finishes, and energy and water efficient digital printing for our prints. Our monthly educational seminars on sustainable practice are recognized as an interactive community forum for discussion in both Tucson and Phoenix. We are proud to use the ‘Made in America’ label on our product.

    Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in the Southwest.  Our core purpose is to build sustainable brands from the ground up while pushing the Arizona fashion industry forward. The organization’s mission is ‘Bridging Designers & Buyers’ through three pillars of fashion, education, and community. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week continues to gain rapid acclaim for its community service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest.

  • Video from Phoenix Fashion Week 2016

    Video of Laura Tanzer’s runway show finale at Phoenix Fashion Week 2016

    Caylee Cottrell opened the evening with tap dance

    Caylee was awesome and having so much fun! The crowd was delighted by this entertainment performance. Moments prior to walking the runway, Caylee danced wearing Laura Tanzer: Italian cotton knit pants in gray, and Italian cotton knit trapeze top. Both are part of the Laura Tanzer Spring 2017 collection.

    Doesn't get any better…my two favorite things! Dancing and modeling! Can't beat this audience's reaction!! Thanks @PhxFashionWeek! #wlyg

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    The Laura Tanzer brand introduction video

    The Laura Tanzer brand introduction video followed Caylee. “…The woman who wears our clothes looks great because the fit is engineered to conform to her body – engineered to conform to a variety of body types by using bespoke techniques in the creation of our styles….The woman who looks great exudes confidence and beauty and that radiates out…”
    Contact us for pricing and line sheets.

    Finale of the Laura Tanzer runway show

    Laura writes on Facebook:  “Last night was great. I won Emerging Designer of the year for the contemporary category. ❤️❤️❤️ A huge Thank You to my team: Arlet Betancourt Jessica Demer, Anine Paulsen and Michael Simons for the support. I couldn’t have done it without you! And thank you to the Phoenix Fashion Week powerhouse for a great #designerbootcamp. Phoenix Fashion Week 💝💝💝💝 ”   Read the Laura Tanzer Press Release

    Official video production by Phoenix Fashion Week

  • cropped-laura_made-right-here What Sustainability Means to Laura Tanzer

    What does sustainability mean to Laura Tanzer?  Since I am an advocate of sustainable action, I thought you might be interested in my perspective on this subject. BEWARE – I have a deep and abiding interest and knowledge of this subject. My ‘mini treatise’ on this subject will be a bit dry…. READ ON, and think!

    Intro to Sustainability

    The concept of sustainability was introduced in the late 1970s when the United Nations began discussing the social and economic inequities among nation-states, and the Brundtland Report, in 1987, defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

    Or, in the words of countless kindergarten teachers, “Don’t take more than your share.”

    Yet, there is still uncertainty regarding what sustainability is, and how it can be applied to everyday life, social interactions, environmental stewardship, and business enterprise.

    Sustainability is not “going green.” “Going green” is a superficial marketing cliché.

    Sustainability has substance. It is simplicity itself: essentially it means do no harm and use only what you need.

    If you wonder why sustainability seems to be applied to everything from automobiles to power generation to agriculture, it is because of that essential simplicity. The concept is not confined merely to environmental problems, but can and should be applied to social and economic inequities, as well.

    This focus on environment, society, and economy is called the triple bottom line (TBL). And, while sustainability should not be focused merely on the environment, we must not forget its importance. Anthony Cortese, founder and president of Second Nature, a not for profit organization dedicated to sustainability education, said in an interview that the economy “is a wholly owned subsidiary of the biosphere. The biosphere provides everything that makes life possible, assimilates our waste or converts it back into something we can use” (2009).

    The idea of sustainability is inclusion such that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and the parts are integral to the whole. A business strategy founded on principles of sustainability will, therefore, corral the separate energies of the various functions of the organization in a holistic effort to address the organization’s challenges.

    Environment, society, and economy are equally important, yet there is a hierarchy of importance. This hierarchy can be expressed in a diagram.

    As a clothing designer/maker who intends to create jobs where I live and work, I am very interested in the social and economic impacts of my actions.

    concentric-circlesSimply put, the ecosystem provides the wherewithal with which we develop our social and economic systems.

    Our social system is a product of our needs, geography, climate, and available resources. For example, a fishing community will develop where the abundance of food is caught from great lakes, oceans, seas or other water bodies. A fishing community will not develop in a desert. The rules and social behaviors of that community will differ from those of an alpine shepherding community, and so forth.

    Our economic system derives from our social system, our politics, values, rules, and social behaviors. It also derives from the ecosystem – that is the source of our resources and the foundation of our well-being.

    If we are to approach sustainable practices with a view to sustaining our selves, our social and economic systems, we must first address our ecosystems (i.e. our natural resources). We must question the conventional wisdom that our natural resources will always be available and productive and abundant.

    • Are we taking too much of a resource and putting its viability in peril?
    • Are we taking a resource too quickly, jeopardizing its ability to renew itself (typically renewable resources such as plants and animals)?
    • Are we emitting toxic stuff into our ecosystem at a rate and/or quantity that will destroy the system, and possibly, our own well-being?

    Sustainable business practices ask these questions, and attempt to integrate the ideas behind these questions into better decision-making processes and strategies.

    I’ll use my business as an example. As a clothing designer/maker who intends to create jobs where I live and work, I am very interested in the social and economic impacts of my actions. As a clothing designer who wants to utilize ‘clean’ textiles that will not negatively affect me or my workers or my customers, I insist on using natural fiber textiles, minimum impact dying and printing technologies, and ethical sources for those textiles. As a clothing designer who does not want to ‘dump’ more waste into the environment, I re-use, re-purpose, re-cycle as much of my fabric scraps as I possibly can, by donating them to schools and children’s organizations for art projects, or to other artists and craftspeople for their creative uses. Tip of the iceberg – more to come in my next blog!

    Homework

    I leave you with one thought: How might you, as a business person, fashion advocate, or creative (designer, maker, etc.), apply sustainability principles to your life/career/business/industry?

    Sustainability Video and Magazine Interviews

    In Fashion Revolution: Sustainable Fashion Made Right Here

    In HYMN: The Zero Waste Fashion Designer: Inside the Passion of Laura Tanzer

    In EDGE: The ‘Triple Threat’ of Sustainable Fashion – EDGE Talks to Laura Tanzer

    You Are Invited To Attend

    Attend an upcoming Sustainability Seminar, sponsored by Mrs. Green’s World, Green Living magazine, Local First AZ and Laura Tanzer, and Delectables On FourthDates and topics here >>

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  • Laura Tanzer at Moxy Modern Luxury Magazine photo shoot Modern Luxury Scottsdale – Style Watch interview

    Modern Luxury Scottsdale is a beautiful magazine focused on all things luxury, sophistication, and stylish in Scottsdale!  Shopping, playing, eating, and the Scottsdale scene…I love it!  I am super excited about this interview in the Style Watch column in the September 2016 issue of the Scottsdale edition, page 52.

    I spoke with author Masada Siegel in July.  We discussed my inspiration as a designer, my design aesthetic, my core tenets of sustainability, use of natural fibers (cottons, silks, etc.), and my commitment to local, domestic production of my garments.

    Here’s a PDF of the article. modern-luxury-scottsdale-sept-2016-laura-tanzer-style-watch

    This photo was taken in the lobby of MOXY Phoenix Tempe. The MOXY line is part of Marriott, and is a fun blend of boutique hotel with the social activity of a hostel.  The drive from Tucson to Tempe was a typical July-in-the-desert HOT but I was welcomed to the MOXY with refreshments and great service.

    I was in town for a Phoenix Fashion Week photo shoot: I am a Finalist in the Phoenix Fashion Week competition for Emerging Designer of the Year. The event takes place at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale on October 14th. Tickets are still available here.

    In this picture, I’m wearing my silk scoop neck top: the print is my red lotus – an image I found on part of a Thai wood panel that had been carved and painted – and is digitally printed on the silk fabric. The digital printing process is much more sustainable than older screen technologies since it uses very little energy and very  little water. The dyes are amazing, and the prints are always perfectly clear.

    I’m a fan of Modern Luxury and Scottsdale!

     

  • julia-cavanaugh-on-the-red-carpet-wearing-laura-tanzer Julia Cavanaugh Wearing Laura Tanzer On The Red Carpet

    This gown- the Wow Dress as I like to call it – On The Red Carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2016, worn by the lovely and very talented Julia Cavanaugh!  Julia Cavanaugh is an actress and writer, known for Rising Tension (2014), Meeting Mr. Elm (2013) and Fame Dogs (2016).

    This gown is by Tucson-based Laura Tanzer.   Laura Tanzer specializes in modern clothing, sustainably made.  This gown is an asymmetric black chrysanthemum brocade with lamé ruffle and train.

    julia-cavanaugh-closeup-pre-red-carpet-wearing-laura-tanzer

    julia-cavanaugh-by-nichole-bunch-wearing-laura-tanzer

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    Asymmetric Brocade Gown by Laura Tanzer

    Black Asymmetric Brocade Gown by Laura Tanzer

    Studio photos of Alana Rae Cañez by Neil Peters 🙂

     

  • Get Tickets to Phoenix Fashion Week

    Get your tickets to Phoenix Fashion Week to see the launch of Laura Tanzer’s Spring 2017 collection! Laura Tanzer, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, will launch her Spring 2017 at Phoenix Fashion Week’s Runway Show, held at Talking Stick Resort  on Friday October 14, 2016. The Laura Tanzer brand is known for sustainably chic, quality engineered clothing for the discerning woman. The craftsmanship is superb. “My clothes are architectural, modern, and always crafted for excellent fit, made to move with the wearer, to accent her natural beauty as a woman” says Tanzer.

    The Laura Tanzer collection is Made in the USA by skilled sewing technicians. The Made in the USA label represents quality in a garment, and reflects the designer’s focus not only on beautiful design, but on the economic path that sustains that design: important inputs include creating local and national skilled jobs, minimizing wasteful practices, timeliness to market, and pride of craft.

    Save Now!

    Save 20% by following this link and using code “BOOTCAMP” when you place your order!

    Learn More:

    For more information about the Laura Tanzer brand, please visit our website, follow us on social media, or visit the Atelier at 410 N. Toole Avenue, Tucson AZ, 85701.

    www.LauraTanzerDesigns.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LauraTanzerDesigns

    Twitter: @LauraTanzer

    Instagram: lauratanzer

    Laura Tanzer Bio

    Laura learned fashion illustration at Parsons School of Design, and technical skills at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She is skilled in illustration, fashion illustration, sewing arts, and technical fashion skills (pattern making, draping, grading, cutting, tailoring, et al). Laura worked on Seventh Avenue in the fashion industry for several years before returning to school to study business. Laura graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in international marketing and an MBA in international finance. It was always Laura’s intent to combine her business and fashion skills, and to create a company that could reflect her passion for fashion while also implementing sustainable practice concepts.

    Laura Tanzer is a very talented emerging designer who is showcasing in Phoenix Fashion Week 2016. Laura Tanzer’s primary objective is to make sustainably chic, well fitting clothing engineered for the discerning woman. Our mission: to produce ‘Modern Clothing, Sustainably Made’ utilizes the three pillars of sustainability: society, economy, and environment, as a basis for sourcing beautiful natural fiber textiles that have not been exposed to unnecessary toxic finishes, and energy and water efficient digital printing for our prints. Our monthly educational seminars on sustainable practice are recognized as an interactive community forum for discussion in both Tucson and Phoenix. We are proud to use the ‘Made in America’ label on our product.

    Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in the Southwest.  Our core purpose is to build sustainable brands from the ground up while pushing the Arizona fashion industry forward. The organization’s mission is ‘Bridging Designers & Buyers’ through three pillars of fashion, education, and community. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week continues to gain rapid acclaim for its community service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest.