Friday, March 4, 2011

Greg Lauren to debut collection at Barneys (Chicago) this Saturday from 1pm -3pm

Mr. Lauren's one-of-a-kind deconstructed tuxedos and field jackets made from vintage military duffels, army tents and sailor uniforms were born from his work as an artist. Before he launched his eponymous clothing line, he first learned to sew cutting life-size tuxedos and three-piece suits out of paper for an exhibition he presented in New York and Los Angeles last year titled "Alteration," which explored heroic imagery the construction of iconic menswear garments.

"The clothes are about the individual, and the idea that clothing can embrace who we really are, rather than being an armor to project something artificial to the world," says Lauren. "They are made with the spontaneity and inspiration of creating a painting, embracing imperfection rather than perfection"

Greg Lauren is available in select Barneys New York stores and

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