Laura Bortolami was born in Rome in 1962. Her father is Italian and her mother is Dutch – Indonesian. She studied university at the “École de Traduction et Interpretation”, Geneve, Switzerland, a course specialising in economy and law. A chance encounter with Caterina Salvador, Armani's primary assistant, led her to change direction completely and dedicate herself to fashion.
Today Laura B includes not only jewellery, but also belts and bags.
The men's collection of jewellery, belts and ties has enjoyed much success since 2003.
For most of the collection, both for men and for women, the labels signature material is metallic chain mail. This is always used in conjunction with other materials such as silver, stones, leather, chains, crocodile skin, etc.