Laura Laureto is a clothing and accessories brand created by women for women, women who understand and believe in the strength, courage, passion and minds of all women, women who lead, who collaborate, who love, who dream and who invest in themselves by seeking artisanal quality, limited quantity clothing designed and made in Italy from durable, premium fibers and in versatile, timeless and elegant styles that reflect the colors, textures and spirit of Italy and that enhance the beauty, power and soul within each woman.
Laura Laureto – The romance of Italy, told through design
Overlooking a marvelous panorama, observing the grace and sweetness of an ageless landscape—where everything is ancient but always new—a girl watched the sunlight dance across the hills.
For Laura Laureto, Tuscany was a land of eternal inspiration. From dawn till dusk, in all seasons, she walked among the artful designs created by nature. Patterns came to life. Elegant lines and curves. Subtle shades and textures. And to this day, the timeless soul Tuscany breathes life into every one of her designs.
Laura’s early design education came from her family in Naples, where she grew up learning traditional garment-making techniques alongside her mother and aunt. But her passion led her down her own path early on. At sixteen, she moved to Tuscany, attending the [name?] school of design for fashion and theater. But it was Mauro Cantarelli—an entrepreneur with an ageless wisdom befitting his white beard and hair—that recognized Laura’s true talent as a designer.
At the Cantarelli company, under Mauro’s guidance, Laura brought her impeccable sense of style to life in tailor-made clothing recognized around the world as a symbol comfort and quality. For many years, she excelled as one of Cantarelli’s most successful designers—it really was a dream come true. Yet, Laura still dreamed of more. More than just fancy magazine ads. More than just rushing to meet deadlines for seasonal collections.
Laura’s first love was always the enduring beauty of Italy—from the shimmering Amalfi coast, to the hill towns of Tuscany, to the playful red poppies peeking through the tall grass in endless windswept fields. And that’s why the label that now bears her name, also bears the spirit, romance and passion that will always be Italy.
Lisa Lehner – An exceptional journey, a beautiful destination
The best things in life are earned. Never given.
That’s what Lisa Lehner learned early on, watching her grandmothers create fine knitwear and needlework by hand, using old-world techniques handed down from their immigrant ancestors. It demanded skill. Patience. Love. And in return, produced a product of unparalleled quality.
For a lifetime, the garments made by her grandmothers have had a place in Lisa’s personal wardrobe, always reminding her that achieving something exceptional, often demands an exceptional journey—a journey requiring risk and courage.
Lisa’s own journey took her to law school, where the same traditional values she learned from her grandmothers helped her launch a legal career that has spanned the last quarter century. Over the years, serving as a corporate attorney, she built valuable experience and perspective on life and business. Her curiosity and adventurous spirit led her on many journeys to Tuscany and Umbria, where she rediscovered the expressive beauty of fine, handcrafted products—like those she remembered from childhood.
In the timeless artistry of skilled Italian craftswomen, working in intimate, family-owned workshops, she saw that the proud, inspiring spirit of her grandmothers was alive and well. She saw it in their strong, nimble hands. In how they handled rich fabrics with care and respect. And in the fine materials they used to create works of enduring beauty.
At that moment, Lisa came to realize that her journey had, in fact, brought her to a destination: a place where the beauty of old-world craftsmanship would meet the potential of modern business savvy. A place of opportunity and inspiration.