Let’s face it, we all crave some good leather in our lives, and as fash-tastic as all of the modern PVC goodies are, what with their transparent neon envelope clutches and jelly sandals, nothing beats some good old fashioned cow hide. But fear not, there’s nothing old fashioned about this New York-based accessories label other than its dedication to quality and aesthetic of elegance with street-chic edge.
Founded in 2012 by Parson’s educated Sarah Law (New York and Paris, thank you very much), KARA’s roots are set in a combination of East and West. Born in California and raised in Hong Kong, Law’s fascination with Eastern culture may not rub off on the collections of uber-sleek slash functional slash durable leathers, but it certainly has a frontal place within the KARA brand. Derived from the Japanese term ‘karaoke’ (don’t lie, you know it well) translating to ‘empty orchestra,’ perhaps the KARA name stands as a metaphor for the endless possibilities for growth when you’ve got a quality of workmanship that’s just so damn good. Or maybe it’s just cool. Whatever, we may never know. But we do know that we’re in love.
Check out Law’s creative escape and madness behind the method on her blog.