Design By Podcast and Events

Laura Powers is the host of the popular design podcast, Design By. The show features designers, experts in design and those who provide support to designers. It is for designers and those who love good design. You can listen to the show on iTunes and Stitcher.

Past Event: Fashionably Late, March 30 at the Liberty Hotel

Laura Powers is hosting an evening and fashion show featuring 3 of Boston's Top Designers in conjunction with Boston Design Week. Details on the event and the designers are below. You can rsvp for the event by emailing The event is complimentary.


Sandhya Garg 

Sandhya's label has an international presence thanks to a very successful stint on Project Runway Season 13, USA. On the famous reality show, she won 2 Challenges, and her work was loved by Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. Sandhya polished her skills at International design studios training at Alexander McQueen, Alice Temperley and Izmaylova, learning everything from different pattern cutting techniques to hand embroidery craft and vintage knitting-lace making at the Gucci factory in Italy. Using only the best quality materials and heritage craftsmanship, proudly Made in India is important to Label Sandhya Garg. She decided to launch her own label after graduating from the London College of Fashion in 2011. Specializing in womenswear, for her fashion is all about glamour and personal style. For more information or to connect with Sandhya Garg please visit her online at:, Twitter: @sandhyagarg, and Instagram @sandhyagarg11, Facebook Fan page: Labelsandhyagarg.

Credits : Pierre Monetta Photography

Credits : Pierre Monetta Photography

Simone Simon

Cecile Thieulin is an architect and the founder of Simone Simon. She founded a women clothing line with structure and a passion for materiality and movement. For her, fashion is architecture:  it's a matter of proportion.  Architect & designer Simone Simon is very much influenced by architectural references, patterns and construction. Our design studio is now based in Boston, and our production and fabrics are French & American (MA)Her design studio is based in Boston, and her production and fabrics are French & American. Simone Simon is very much influenced by architectural & dance references : kinetic movement, patterns and construction. She cares for the sustainability of the materials and the means of production. Being an ethical fashion brand is a fight for a better fashion. She wants fashion to adapt to women, and not women to adapt to fashion. Simone Simon designs clothes that sublime a woman's body. She who wear Simone Simon is a true modern woman. She wears stylish  & sustainable, ethical & chic clothes. You can find more information on Cecile and Simone and Simon at  Follow them on InstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedin and Pinterest! Boston +1 857 500 9608 / Paris  :+33 6 32 37 57 69 

Photo by Dan Minicucci

Photo by Dan Minicucci

Tracy Belben

Tracy Belben, a degreed architect, is the maker and designer behind her self-titled contemporary chainmail couture collection. Using lightweight aluminum and hand tools, Belben intricately hand-links and engineers each luxurious piece for ultimate comfort and wearability. Precisely constructed to enhance the body’s natural shape with modest coverage, the collection is made to empower the wearer.  A pioneer in New England for using unique alternative materials in fashion design, Belben’s work has been featured at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston) and Refinery29 + Simon Malls "The Shopping Block" Event, IHateBlonde (Blog), Vogue Italia, and Staples websites. Her work was awarded “Best in Class” at the 2016 World Makerfaire (NYC) and was sold at Patricia Field Boutique, owned by legendary “Sex and The City” & “Devil Wears Prada” stylist Patricia Field.  You can learn more about Tracy and her work at, You can also follow on social media Facebook,  Instagram, and Twitter.