Fabulous Designers: Laura Tanzer

Each week we will be highlighting one of the fabulous emerging designers from Phoenix Fashion Week 2016. This week, meet Laura Tanzer, a fashion designer who’s brand Laura Tanzer is described as “sustainably chic, well-fitting clothing engineered for the discerning woman.”

Laura-TanzerFirst fashion job: working for a huge international design company – as a cog in the machine

When did you know you had a passion for fashion: when I was seven

Person who has impacted your life the most: my grandmother – one of the original fashionistas

Your biggest fashion accomplishment in your eyes: finally starting my own business – it’s scary!

The biggest obstacle you have overcome: inertia

A Designer who inspires you: oy! I have to choose only one? Oscar de la Renta. He was always a gentleman. And talented.

Favorite quote: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Advice to someone pursuing a career in fashion as a designer: make sure you live and breathe this stuff – all of it, because it’s 90% hard work, 10% applause

Favorite piece you have ever designed: that is usually what I am currently working on. I don’t have any pics yet, but here is a recent pic from my last collection.


For more information about Laura Tanzer, visit

If you would like to attend Phoenix Fashion Week 2016, you can purchase tickets here: Use promo code FABAZ for $20 gift card good towards any seat (not applicable towards standing room tickets).



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