DIY: The Sartorial Ease of a Celebrity

With the simple idea of creating the perfect men’s tee for women, California natives Lauren Alexander and April Leight created fashion label LNA as a basic T-shirt line that focused on fit, color and the perfect cotton in summer 2007. That same summer, the first collection launched at Barneys New York, Madison and Henri Bendel.

The label offers clothing for both women and men alike. With a true Californian vibe, easy to wear pieces are loose and comfy without forsaking a stylish edge.


After receiving press in magazines such as Vogue and Nylon, along with a celebrity fan base that included Nicole Richie and Mischa Barton, Alexander and Leight decided that it was time to expand the line. “It was a natural progression for us,”  says Leight. “Our idea behind the line has always been to create perfect basics with some edge,”  says Alexander.

Nicole Richie in the outside in tee.

Ryan Gosling in the LNA henley.

With a collection that now includes everything from Lace Tee’s to their signature Zipper Legging, LNA will always have their initial goal in mind: designing wardrobe staples with a twist.

Lauren Alexander and April Leight

“Our focus is always finding a new way to put our own spin on basics. Every season comes new inspiration and a new twist,” said Alexander.

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