EPISODE 4 - LARA KLAWIKOWSKI
A SNAPSHOT IN TIME
Lara Klawikowski is a fashion designer based in Cape Town. She launched her eponymous label in 2010 with a focus on avant-garde design, after graduating from Cape Town College of Fashion Design. She showcased her first ready-to-wear collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town in 2013 and continues to showcase annually.
Lara Klawikowski designs wearable high-concept womenswear, employing advanced pattern-cutting and unexpected, complex garment construction, unusual draping, tailoring techniques, re-fabricated materials and her signature asymmetry. Her designs are intriguingly tactile, artisanal and imaginative. She often references historical fashion, resulting in contemporary interpretations with a distinctive artistry, edge, and other-worldly beauty.
Her ready-to-wear is can be found at boutiques in Cape Town and her made-to-measure designs, including custom bridal wear, can be ordered from her studio in Woodstock.
Tune in as Michelle Oberholzer interviews Lara about the stories behind her most prized objects!