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Designer Spotlight: Laila Azhar

Moroccan-born womenswear designer, Laila Azhar is starting to emerge from the fashion shadows - and it's about time! Her no-nonsense, sculpted silhouettes are starting to turn heads everywhere. One of her pieces, a ruffle jacket, sure did catch my attention on a recent shopping excursion.

Laila came to the United States with her parents when she was five. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a BS in biology, but later decided to switch gears and study fashion design. In 2002, she relocated to New York and attended Parsons School of Design. Her first collection debuted in February 2005 for the Fall season. Today, Laila continues to provide us with truly unique and wearable dresses, jackets and tops.

To see more from her Fall '07 collection, read more

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