LOUIZA BABOURYAN FALL/WINTER 2014 DESIGNER & AGENTS NEW YORK
Louiza Babouryan Bio:
Louiza Babouryan’s destiny was determined at a young age. The daughter of a seamstress mother and jeweler father, Louiza spent her youth immersed in a culture of art and creative thinking. “From the time I was very young, I was playing with all types of fabrics and watching my father spin gold into beautiful pieces of jewelry,” explains Louiza. The nostalgia of her childhood continues to inspire her every day.
Growing up in Armenia and the United States, Louiza’s creativity and passion for fine art blossomed. In addition to design, Louiza trained in multiple disciplines, including printmaking, sculpture, and painting. She graduated from Otis College of Art and Design and went on to launch her eponymous line in 2010. Louiza’s romantic approach to ready-to-wear has earned her numerous accolades and a staunchly loyal following.
Louiza prefers a sculptural approach to design, emphasizing draping and fluidity in contrast to the cut-and-sew school of dressmaking. Her signature style juxtaposes simple, streamlined shapes with flourishes of feminine detail. Through her artistic process, she is able to explore the relationship between minimal and ornate, the avant-garde and the classic.
Louiza lives in Los Angeles with her husband, celebrated jewelry designer Arman Sarkisyan, continuing the creative family legacy with their two children.