The CFDA Fashion Incubator 3.0 class
KARA is a New York City based accessories label launched in 2012 by Sarah Law.
Sarah was born in California and raised in Hong Kong. She attended Parson’s The New School for Design in New York and Paris; graduating in 2008 as nominee for “Designer of the Year’. Before launching her own line, she worked at Gap designing women’s accessories. For KARA, Sarah designs items she would like to wear herself, therefore basing the aesthetic on an active, urban lifestyle.
KARA derives from the Japanese word ‘Karaoke’ meaning ‘Empty Orchestra’. The name alludes to the brand’s aim to encourage curiosity and creativity.