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K A R O L I N A Z M A R L A K DEVELOPS MODERN FEMININE SILHOUETTES THROUGH INNOVATIVE TECHNICAL FABRICS, WITH AN AESTHETIC DRIVEN BY HER POLISH HERITAGE: EUROPEAN MINIMALISM.

KAROLINA WAS RAISED IN POLAND BEFORE SHE EMIGRATED TO CHICAGO IN 1992, WHEN HER PARENTS WON THE CLINTON GREEN CARD LOTTERY. HER EUROPEAN SENSIBILITY AND IMMIGRANT SPIRIT INSPIRED HER UNDERSTATED DESIGN AESTHETIC, PERSONAL STYLE AND DEDICATED TECHNICAL TRAINING. 

SHE STUDIED APPAREL DESIGN, SPECIALIZING IN FINE TAILORING, AT THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN NEW YORK CITY, GRADUATING WITH HIGH HONORS.

NAMED A GEN ART STYLES WINNER IN 2005, KAROLINA HONED HER SKILLS AT CAROLINA HERRERA AND THEORY, PURSUING BOTH MODERN REFINEMENT AND FUNCTIONALITY.

IN 2009, WITH HER PARTNER JESSE KEYES, SHE LAUNCHED HER EPONYMOUS WOMEN’S DESIGNER READY-TO-WEAR LINE. HER DEBUT COLLECTION LAUNCHED IN THE FALL OF 2009 AT TAKASHIMAYA.

KAROLINA CREATES MODERNIST DESIGNS: CUTTING CLEAN YET BOLD FORMS, TAKING THE IDEALS OF THE MADE-TO-MEASURE PROCESS, ENHANCING CONVERTIBILITY. HER DESIGNS PERMIT PERSONALIZATION: ONE  FORMS THE PIECES TO THE BODY AND SELF. HER FOCUS ON PRECISION TAILORING, FABRIC FUSIONS, AND THE  FEMININE SILHOUETTE ADHERE TO THE IDEA THAT EACH WOMAN PRESENTS A UNIQUE STYLE AND VOICE. KAROLINAZMARLAK'S ENDURING DESIGNS ORIGINATE IN A HIGHLY PERSONAL AWARENESS AND OBSESSION WITH THE FEMALE DIMENSION AND SHAPE. 

THE COLLECTION IS DESIGNED AND PRODUCED IN NEW YORK’S GARMENT DISTRICT UNDER THE DESIGNER’S HANDS-ON EXACTING STANDARDS.

COVERAGE OF KAROLINA AND HER COLLECTIONS HAVE BEEN DIVERSE AND BROAD, FOUND IN STYLE.COM, WWD, NY TIMES, REFINERY 29, INTERVIEW MAGAZINE, HARPER’S BAZAAR, VOGUE, LUCKY, CRAIN’S, INSTYLE AND FASHIONISTA, AMONG OTHERS.