Danielle Laraque is a womenswear designer who founded her label in May of 2021. She thoughtfully designs her ready-to-wear collections alongside Creative Director, Alani Noëlle, which are then handcrafted in New York City’s Garment District. LARAQUE (luh-rack) was born when Danielle was just five years old. She grew up sketching and hand sewing her creations into small off-shoulder tops and mini skirts, dedicating her formative years to her early talent and deep passion.It feels euphoric and almost surreal seeing her creations adorning women who were once her inspiration. Being able to try on different styles was a huge form of self-expression for Danielle, allowing her to experiment not only with clothing, but also identity. Laraque encourages all individuals to discover what resonates with them and how they want to present themselves to the world, regardless of the social norms that can sometimes conflict with self-expression. It is a beautiful way to learn about your preferences and how to express yourself authentically.
Her collections feature soft, delicate and intricately made pieces that empower the wearer and evoke a sense of comfort and elegance. Attention to detail is at the upmost importance in the design process, therefore Laraque works with seamstresses in New York City who prioritize a high level of craftsmanship and artistry. Each piece is created to inspire confidence and strength in femininity. This is done through making pieces that accentuate and drape effortlessly off your body, leading to a flattering and graceful look. Overall, Laraque's aesthetic appeal and emotional impact aims to make individuals feel empowered and confident in wearing clothing that is lively and dynamic, yet graceful.
We encourage you to feel not only beautiful, but comfortable wearing vivid and delicate clothing. We want you to connect with your inner divine feminine energy, and so we take a holistic approach to fashion that goes beyond external appearances and taps into a sense of self and identity. We want you to know that you are the most confident and beautiful woman in the room, a powerful affirmation of self-worth. And most importantly, we seek to celebrate the uniqueness of every woman and encourage them to embrace their own style and feminine energy.