Born on 25th September 1995 in Coimbra, Portugal, Laura Corga learnt the Art passion from her grandparents. Corga’s grandfather taught her the passion for Museums, Opera and Ballets. Her grandmother, in turn, was a portuguese reputable Interior Decorator.
In fact, whereas a little girl, Laura remembers to spend days and days watching “Mezzo Channel” on TV with her grandfather and, during school holidays, the little Corga used to travel with grandmother to the clients’ fabulous houses, her childhood was in her words “artistically truly inspiring”. Soon she perceived she wanted to be an Artist.
The Soul of an Artist
Nevertheless, for employment reasons, she didn’t follow Art Studies. She was studying Hotel Management when she realised she was not happy. In effect, her head wanted the Degree, but her heart remained begging for Arts.
Thus she decided to leave Les Roches University and that year she moved to Paris, where she came across with Couture. As a matter of fact, she has always been passionated for Arts in general- from literature to sculpture or architecture- but, one day by chance, she met up with a Vintage Couture Exhibition in “Musée des Arts Décoratifs” and she suddenly felt it must be her future.
She returned to Portugal and started to give the first steps of what she says to be “her life project”. She read lots of books and encyclopaedias about Fashion History, she carefully studied the most famous Fashion Designers’ Biographies, she learnt about Accounting and Marketing bases. She explains she wanted to feel herself totally confident and prepared before the very beggining of her Brand. In december 2018 Corga decides it is the right moment- Mastered HQ relies on her potential and “Laura Corga Couture” starts off.
Searching for herself
Adding Illustration to Vintage Couture, Corga always knew she wanted to create a truly original and distinct concept for young girls. As a matter of fact, she has an incredible talent not only for conceiving creations but also for Drawing.
When people asks Laura where does she get her inspirations from, she answers she fancies 60s French Pop, also known as “Les Yé-Yé”, she is absolutely fond of the “Nouvelle Vague” Cinema and she reveals finding great inspiration in Beauty Commercials of the past, such as Makeup and Vintage Barbie Dolls. In other words, when Laura thinks Fashion, the first word popping immediately into her head is “Oh La La!”, she confesses she knew it must be the first collection’s title since the very first moment of this lifetime adventure. A “très chic” label, the creative director describes Laura Corga Couture as “a teenager’s closet full of dresses, diamonds, gloves, hats and lipsticks”.
All in all, inspired in the 60s Lifestyle, the author Laura Corga brings an all new concept of Fashion to nowadays market and it is Funny, Girly and...Wow!