Karnit got her masters in fashion menswear from the Royal College of Art in London. She was always fascinated by menswear, because it’s always based on traditions and history, and her challenge was to find and create the detail and the twist to design something special. Her whole career in the fashion industry was therefore as a menswear designer, first in Italy for Ermenegildo Zegna and then for Donna Karan in NYC.
Finally, she decided to create her own brand because she was tired of the fashion pace of endless collections and seasons, as well as wanting her independence. She decided to design a womenswear line, always inspired by menswear because it was what she and the women around her wanted to wear. Her parents were diplomats, so from a very early age she was used to travelling discovering and meeting new people, so she was never afraid of pursuing her career anywhere she had the opportunity.
The inspiration behind the spring-summer 2021 collection is her Grandmother who was a very stylish woman, is always a great inspiration, and she was very inspired by images of her in the 30’s, so Karnit mixed it up with a wild west style because we are living crazy times of change and it feels like chaos mixed with the excitement of the new, just like it was back then.
Her style? t’s always a mix, she tries to keep some elements that are loved and recognisable, adding to that some new fabrics and colours, especially the jacquards with are exclusive and always tell a story. Then she always conducts research into the period style or element that interests her, and from there the designs happen.
“I believe what we are going through at the moment, are changes which would have happened anyway, even without covid. I keep walking the path I’ve started with, and for which I’ve left the fashion industry of big brands: Small quantities, responsible production and partners, season-less pieces. I am a woman and I come from a line of very strong women. My grandmother was an incredible person as well as my mother, both very strong and creative. I also have 2 sisters, 2 daughters, and friends. I’m always sensitive to their feed-back comments and needs. It’s the contemporary femininity.” Karnit says.
All the fabrics are 100% natural et eco-responsible from Italy or France, and all the production is either in France or Portugal.
Find more on www.karnitaharoni.com