Perhaps I am parsing those two sentences incorrectly, but how can Lauren be an innovator if the pieces in question have already been created?
I don't have a beef with Lauren, I occasionally buy some of his higher end work, but to call him an innovator is a little much. He's fashioned an extraordinarily successful business by tweaking looks from the past and selling them as a homogenized modern American prep. I don't hold it against him but I don't celebrate him either.
Innovator in the sense that he takes a piece from the past, brings it up to date with a modern cut and added detail. His color palletes each season are always original and intriguing as well.