Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2011
(collection opens Thursday nights show)
How long did it take you to put this collection together? 4 months
Name of designer: Karen Garalde
Age of designer: 33
Where designer is from: Severna Park, Md
Where designer lives now: Baltimore, Md
Describe your line in 10 words or less: Vibrant colors and patterns with feminine, playful, and sophisticated details.
What is the inspiration for this line? A 1984 film, Body Rock. I played off the color and volume of the casts clothing/set.
Which famous designer do you respect most? Why? Cristobal Balenciaga for his technical innovative designs of signature silhouettes. And for his sophisticated use of fabric and embellishments & mastery of volume.
Tips to finding the right fabric? Get swatches before buying fabric to make sure the color is correct. Make sure that the fabric is the correct weight and feel against the body so that it drapes well.