Costume Designer

Lauren Urstadt is a design graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with 20 years of experience in accessories & apparel design, development and production. She has worked with some of your top industry costume designers, major designer brands and editorial magazines to create custom designs for film, tours, runway and photo shoots. She personally brings every custom piece to life in her NYC design studio. Lauren brings value into each project by understanding the current demand and taking unique directions which elevate and individualize each project or an entire collection. Her ideas transpire with her expertise in color and trend research, hand & digital sketching, creating patterns to prototypes, sample making, along with designing distinctive hardware. Lauren’s designs can be seen on celebrities such as Stevie Nicks, Grimes, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish.


Trend & Mood Boards for Costumes and Fashion Editorials
Research of Materials & Colors
Technical Drawings & Graphics
Draping & Custom Patterns
Hardware Design

Research of Manufacturers & Suppliers
Technical Product Specifications
Prototype Creation & Final Samples
Corrections & Definitions
Product Development Monitoring Suppliers

Cost & Performance Study
Production Monitoring with Suppliers
Quality Control
Time Line Control