Graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2012, David Laport (1986) showcased his wind-blown collection. Taken by his ingenuity in technique and strength of concept, he gained extensive media coverage, which kickstarted his career.
The David Laport brand aesthetic is one of modern classic silhouettes, which contemporize the female form. This means that the cut and fit of a garment takes centre stage and this form-following approach lends itself very well to bespoke tailoring.Specializing in women’s wear, Laport draws inspiration from experimental female silhouettes. These are often sculptural in shape, yet light and prone to movement. A brightly accented colour palette keeps the overall image fresh.
The Volkskrant of 2015 selected Laport as one of the year’s upcoming fashion designers and the following year he was chosen as the Stimuleringsfonds talent of 2016.
Laport has expanded his horizons by doing a variety of freelance collaborations such as with The Dutch National Ballet and with Foam during the Helmut Newton Exhibition.Having done several Amsterdam Fashion Week shows, this experience prepared Laport for his biggest show to date, which took place in September’s Paris Fashion Week 2015 in collaboration with Dutch Vogue. This led to a number of exceptional collaborations with institutions like Foam and the Aquarium of Artis.
Recent red carpet creations on artists like Solange Knowles for the MET Gala 2016, as well as Sia and Jessie J, have placed the label in international limelight. The canal-side studio in Amsterdam has consequently enjoyed an influx of fresh collaborations.David and his team are currently focusing on a ready-to-wear line in collaboration with a high-end multibrand showroom in Paris.