Designer Daily: Lola Haze

“I love lingerie because it dances between public and private domains,” designer Laura Mehlinger says. “It can be a woman’s own secret that makes her feel special, or something beautiful for display.” Born and raised in the garment business, Laura always had a passion for sewing and design. After graduating from Harvard and holding design positions at Gap, Inc, she was ready to start her own lingerie line that was both playful and sophisticated. Inspired by famous temptress Dolores “Lolita” Haze, Laura named her line Lola Haze, a character who continues to intrigue and have an impact on her work. A solo trip around the world has influenced her collections, with the great juxtaposition between innocence and seduction at the forefront. Following in her family’s footsteps, Laura is inspired by New York City where Lola Haze is entirely produced.

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