Having already introduced Bolero Scarves back in November – a new design for the brand that begins to blur the line between handbags and garments – New York-based label KARA now continues its exploration of wearables for its latest Spring 2019 lookbook. Each year, designer Sarah Law chooses a theme and meticulously examines its many facets. For 2019, the brand takes a deeper look at the concept of value and more specifically, “what creates it, how to define it and what it means to you.”
For the latest collection, KARA concentrates on the value in the everyday. Delving into the relationship between utility and transience, Sarah topples established notions of common, daily items. From reimagining your favored articles of clothing, to finding inspiration in office supply catalogs, the banal is completely transformed and given a new life and purpose. Within the new arrivals, one can observe references to grocery store packaging, flowers, bike locks, painter’s tape, kraft paper and more.
One of the highlights from the new program is the Shirt Bag. As an homage to the favorite shirt in your wardrobe, the innovative wearable item can be worn as both a garment and handbag. Within the collection is a white Shirt Bag constructed out of lambskin leather, as well as a black option rendered from nylon. A Shirt Waistbag also makes its debut, which is made with black lambskin leather. Other additions to the arrivals include a Runners Belt, Biker Wallet, Puffer Totes made with embedded synthetic flowers, and more.
You can browse through KARA’s Spring 2019 lookbook in its entirety above, and can shop the full collection at karastore.com now and select stockists at the end of January.