THE DESIGNER


PHOTO BY MARIO SORRENTI
Born in New York City, Morgan is the third generation in a family of fashion. Inspired in large part by her mother, renowned designer Jill Stuart, Morgan set off on a similar path. Growing up, Morgan expressed her creative energy through oil painting and illustration. After graduating with a degree in fashion design from Cornell University and attending Central Saint Martin’s, Morgan began designing for the Jill Stuart brand, where she has collaborated since 2009. Through her experience at Jill Stuart and her recently produced series of doll paintings, Morgan realized her desire to combine her two biggest passions: illustration and lingerie. She wanted to tell a story using both mediums, and Morgan Lane was born.
Morgan Lane launched for Resort 2014 with lingerie and sleepwear. For Morgan, lingerie is the most essential piece of fashion and the closest to her heart. Morgan Lane is represented by an image from Morgan’s personal illustrations — a doll named Lanie. Lanie is a muse of sorts who defines the playfulness, enchantment, seduction and mischief that belongs to the Morgan Lane girl.
Morgan has developed Lanie to identify her brand; she has created unique packaging, embroideries, and even a custom lace using the signature Lanie image. Morgan’s attention to detail, use of modern fabrics and hardware, and love for classic elegance has allowed her to deliver a one of a kind collection. Each piece is a true treasure. Worn closest to your body, Morgan Lane is your special secret underneath it all.