Known for her handmade oversized knitwear collections, the Brooklyn-based Lauren Manoogian label is the epitome of understated luxury; sweaters that feel intimate as well as artful. The designer begins with the raw, natural materials: alpaca and cashmere and linen, for instance. The fibers inform the design process, the pieces take on fluid and quietly constructed forms, and the evocative collections beg to be touched and worn. There is a mastery of technique that is required in hand-knitwear. And we are so pleased Lauren Manoogian has mastered her craft.