Meet the Board: Claudia / by Identities Fashion

The holidays are upon us, so naturally, we're ringing in our "Meet the Board" blog series. For each week until our 2017 show, we'll be showcasing individual board members' unique sartorial attitudes. This first installment features Claudia Laurie, Executive Board member and classic design aficionado. Here's what she has to say about her personal style, fashion faux pas, and the IDENTITIES community at Harvard.

What brands occupy most of your closet?
Zara, an Australian brand called Cue, and Karen Millen. This is hard! I’m trying to think of what accurately depicts my closet. I'd say I like to wear Alexander McQueen for special occasions and choose Celine for accessories.

Fill in the blank. On my boldest days, I wear…
Over-the-knee suede heeled boots and a leather skirt.

In your opinion, what's the biggest fashion no-no?
Too many! Canadian tuxedos, denim on denim — and the Adidas slides with socks freak me out.

1, 2, 3... your personal style in one word.

What role do you think IDENTITIES plays in the Harvard community?
I think IDENTITIES is a place where people can explore sides of fashion that are often difficult to explore at school. It helps individuals push the boundaries on who they are creatively, and it brings people together — people from different backgrounds as well as people who might not have been traditionally exposed to fashion.