Clare LaFond

For her second career, Clare is following her lifelong passion for apparel design. She began sewing her own clothes as a pre-teen, later volunteered to do costumes for children’s theaters, and now is finally able to dedicate herself to learning and practicing the disciplines of apparel design full time. Clare gives her deepest thanks to her teachers at MCTC who have guided her development with their knowledge.


This Collection is inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright.
I am fascinated by the geometry of designing with 2-dimensional fabric to wrap and flatter the 3-dimensional human form, and by manipulating fabric with cuts and folds to create a beautiful and wearable garment. The woman I design for is confident and powerful in her femininity, and her clothes are both functional and elegant.