RISEN DIVISION is a fashion brand that is focused on the couture jumpsuit as a uniform of choice for the modern maverick. It celebrates the power of a single garment that possesses versatility and elegance. The world shifts rapidly, so does our need to let go of current social norms, job titles and ways in which we define who we are and what we do. We are in the age of the hybrid, the polymath, and are more socially conscience and engaged than ever.
RISEN DIVISION is a manifestation of all of these things. It is a brand that shares couture and practical workwear details in the form of a jumpsuit for people who love their work. The brand is a non-seasonal approach to how we choose what we wear each day so that it reflects the hybrid of tasks and identities we possess in a 24 hour period. All choices are made in the name of sustainability (from fabric to manufacturing) to provide a true staple garment that will withstand the passage of time and trends.
Andrea Lauer is an artist, designer, educator, creative director and inventor who resides in New York City and works internationally to produce multi-media experiences with a focus on the human form. She lectures at New York University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on the design and transformation of the human body and its presence through the use and application of technology.
Ongoing collaborations include Meow Meow, Pilobolus dance, McCann Worldgroup, NYU Langone Medical Center, choreographer Elizabeth Streb and Amanda Palmer. Lauer’s styling and design credits include: Rolling Stone, American Vogue, Interview, Nylon, Paper and OUT magazine. Her work has also appeared at the Grammy Awards and Broadway in productions “American Idiot” and “Bring It On.”
She is the co-founder of Brick X Brick, an art collective that does public art performance against misogyny that has been included in the New York Historical Archives. She is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Risen from the Thread a design thinking and innovation agency focused on the human body and its relationship with technology and a sustainable, couture jumpsuit line RISEN DIVISION. Client categories include fashion, marketing, fine art, medicine, sports, and entertainment. She was chosen as one of Randi Zuckerberg’s #52Womenin52Weeks and is an MIT Media Lab Directors Fellow.