Parsons graduate Sarah Law looked to the literal definition of karaoke, "empty orchestra," for the name of her minimalist handbag line, Kara, founded in New York in 2012. Evoking a sense of quiet and thoughtful contemplation, the title perfectly reflects the understated yet precise aesthetic of Law's handbags. Elevating curiosity, individuality, and modernity to design imperatives, Kara's pieces are stripped to essential, almost abstracted forms. Made to merge seamlessly with the wearer's individual aesthetic, their clean shapes give a sense of lightness and versatility. This emphasis on geometric simplicity also allows the choice and quality of materials to achieve primary focus, making unexpected tactile interest a hallmark of the label's designs.
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