Words by Jennifer Wang
s creations reflect her love for refined detail and her philosophy that "a great design is something that is beautiful and functional."
Although currently based in Australia, Kara has worked with some of the most respected designers abroad, including Alexander Wang, to gain a sturdy footing within the fashion industry. She has since established her own line of understated apparel and accessories that show a knack for designing sophisticated yet simple garments. Kara's collections are imbued with an effortless style that is focused on designing for the needs of the wearer first:
"I always design with the wearer in mind. They understand my clean and edited aesthetics and quality in design, choice of material. I like to design hidden details for the wearer to discover, making the experience of wearing intimate, luxurious and interesting."
After a childhood spent in Shanghai, Kara moved to Melbourne at the age of 14 and graduated with a degree in fashion design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. She is meticulous about sourcing materials and often finds herself researching and experimenting with unusual textures and luxurious fabrics to find the perfect combination. She clearly understands the textiles she uses and always elevates the natural drape and bounce of the fabrics she chooses. Kara has successfully created a distinct style for her brand that is minimal in aesthetic, but interesting when you see the fluidity between the exceptional details, textures and colors.