Karolina Zmarlak SS15 collection is well composed feminine silhouettes, fascinating innovative technical fabrics, minimalism, timeless, classic and luxurious all in one. In 2009 Karolina, together with her partner Jesse keyes, launched her eponymous women's designer ready to wear line. Aiming to bring to ready to wear a new made to measure custom aspect of design, in the first collections every piece Karolina made was pretty much reversible and convertible. Now entering the brand 6th year, she still keep that identity but plays on that in many different ways. We sat down with the designer at her NY midtown showroom to talk about her Spring 2015 collection and what is Luxury and timeless fashion.
What is luxury ?
For me the ultimate luxury these days is comfort. So, how can we as high end luxury designers play into that and have women think of something like us, as something they can wear on a daily basis instead of gym clothes. That is to really make clothes comfortable even when they are fantastic, and in fantastic fabrics, and represent amazing architectural detail in garments that are timeless.
The clothing, a lot of the detail is very subtle. That is why I always say it is one thing on a hanger, and another thing when you see it on a body. If you think about clothing the same way as architecture, if you make it that technically sound its going to have a longevity. The other thing is that the fact that it is going to be there a hundred years it has to have a timeless element.
The Classic KZ women
As a woman designer I believe in the fact that women that have an amazing taste and style that they have grown into or grown up with they are the women who do not follow trends. I would like to think that the women that I dress are women that want to develop their own way with clothes.
It has to be in a women’s personality, she has to personally have the attitude to carry the piece. Women need to be honest with themselves, and I think some women do know what is not for them. It is all in the spirit that you carry to have a certain comfort level that you either have or you develop in order to pull certain pieces off.