Fashion Designer, Carmen Orford

Fashion Designer, Carmen Orford

In 2014, Laura Vivian L.A. was created by the now 25 year old fashion designer, Carmen Laura Orford.

As a young child she watched runway shows endlessly and collected any fashion magazines she could get her hands on. When she was just 8 years old she developed a knack for sketching fashion designs. This continued for several years and ultimately lead her to take a leap of faith and move alone to Los Angeles when she was 17.

She enrolled in the Fashion Design program at FIDM where she learned how to sew for the first time among many other things. Upon graduation at 19, she spent a year working for different designers in downtown LA. When she was 20 years old she created a dress for a friend who couldn’t find what she needed in stores or online. The creation of that one dress is what began Laura Vivian LA.

For the last 15 years, Carmen has dedicated her time and talent towards obtaining the skills she needed to create her handmade designer label. The designer chose to name her clothing line in dedication to her grandmother, Laura Vivian. Her grandmother grew up during a time when women were greatly reduced. Yet she remained a strong, independent, and fiercely opinionated woman. Her grandmothers strong sense of self fed the designers motivation to produce designs that helped women feel confident, beautiful, and most importantly comfortable.

Carmen currently designs, produces, and photographs all of Laura Vivian L.A.'s content.

In 2019, Carmen will be launching a Girl's Designer line called 'Little Vivian' - keep your eyes peeled!