// (pronounced “bal-your-ray”) is a native New Yorker, traveling between her home in Calgary with her husband and the big apple. She showcased her spring 2011 collection last night at LG fashion week. Her story struck a very personal cord with me, she also experienced personal tragedy recently. “This season I contemplated life and death as I endured more than one family tragedy. I almost did not create this collection,” says Lauren Bagliore, who studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York before working with designers Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen and Canada’s Paul Hardy. I am so grateful she found the strength to pull through and express her feelings through the art of fashion. Her 2011 collection was full of chalk white, muted grey, jet black and strong metallics shown on skin tight and hooded dresses, tons of leggings and freeform trousers. Flowing asymmetrical shapes and outlines were set to recent, yet reminiscent pop songs, creating an intense mood for her show. Lauren dubbed her latest line “La Risurrezione: Dalla Scura alla Luce,” the Italian translation that means, “The Resurrection: From the Dark to the Light.” Bagliore is also working with an organization that is fighting to help end child sex trafficking. A percentage of each piece of her collection that is sold goes toward ending human trafficking globally. Amazing.