Laura Hughes is a contemporary fashion designer and artist based in New York. Originally from the mountains of Virginia, she moved to the marsh of Chicago to pursue design. After completing her degree, she relocated to Berlin to work merging fashion and technology.

Her gravitation towards fashion began with an early interest in how the clothing we are privileged to choose, influence our interactions with ourselves and others. The sculptural designs are concept driven with a focus on surface manipulation. She has spent time designing textiles and accessories in high altitude Peruvian communities and one time helped build a boat that almost sank.