Andrea Lauer is a New York-based designer, inventor and artist. Her ability to tell stories through costume, character and set/production design and her versatility to work in different mediums, from theatre to opera, dance, film, music videos and TV, have made her a sought after and renowned designer. She has worked in Broadway (American Idiot, Bring it On) and has been credited in over fifty national and international productions.
She also does product development.
A guest lecturer at Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design and New York University, she is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of RISEN DIVISION, a couture workwear fashion brand that celebrates the art of the jumpsuit. She also owns RISEN from the Thread, a design thinking and innovation agency focused on the human body and its relationship with technology. Her clients include global brands in fashion, marketing, fine art, medicine, sports and entertainment.
She has styled numerous shoots that can be found in the pages of Vogue, Rolling Stone, Interview, Nylon, Paper and OUT magazine as well as the award-winning documentary series PBS NOVA. Leading musicians and artists have also relied on her to create their looks for the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards and other red carpets and international stages.
Her unique combination of artistic and technical abilities, visionary mindset and own research, that blends fashion with technology to create new materials and fabrics, has made her the winner of prestigious fellowships like the MIT Director’s Fellow 2017, the Pioneer Works Science Residency 2019, and the New Lab Artist Residency 2020.