Ones to watch: Elena Kara

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 13.15.07Elena Kara is the accessories brand of Greek London-based designer Elena Karavasili, London College of Fashion Graduate from MA Fashion Artefact.

Her designs focus on leather and marble, integrated throughout her accessories that create a unique effect. The structure seems to be an important factor of her bags that are very geometric – pleasing to everyone’s OCD side.

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Arched Path, A/W 15

I saw her collection at the MA Showcase of LCF in Victoria House and observed the intricate links in the creation of her bags. I also had a chance to look through her dissertation, which I think is a great think when you can do so, as you can actually see the thought and design process in detail.

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Pillar Scopes, A/W 15

She did a BFA in Integrated Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design in New York. During that time she worked in different fields of fashion design, such as print design and visual merchandising in companies like John Varvatos, Alice + Olivia and Donna Karan.

 

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For her MA collection she explores the use of traditional materials combined in unconventional contexts to create technologically modern accessories. The minimalistic and innovative designs allow the materials to stand out and create an exciting and modern effect. All the materials for the bags are sourced and produced in Europe.

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Linking Past, A/W 15

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Details of the production process from her dissertation

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More on her site

Photo credit: Personal and courtesy of Elena Kara

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