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About

Photography by Tigz Rice

The eponymous Karolina Laskowska lingerie line was founded in 2012. As of winter 2018, Karolina is focusing on working her way through her extensive collection of kimono silks and luxurious laces.

Artistically and entrepreneurially, Karolina was a precocious talent, having established her jewellery business at 15. By 19, the world of lingerie had called her, and she channeled her energy and inspiration into learning her craft and starting the world-renowned Contour Fashion Degree. She achieved a first class honours degree and showed her final corset collection at London Graduate Fashion Week. Shortly after graduation she won the prestigious 'Best New Designer' award at the 2014 UK Lingerie Awards.

Karolina’s skills are rooted to her in depth knowledge of the fascinating tradition of fine, detailed work in the history of lingerie. Her passion for vintage pieces has resulted in honing her skills in couture-level lingerie construction. Lingerie is intrinsically linked to its materials like no other area of fashion, and thus you will see her focus on exquisite lace, beaded embroidery, fine silks and unconventional approaches such as vintage kimono silk or laser-cut leather. 

For the true creative, one artistic outpouring is simply not enough. Her archive of technical product reviews and ongoing pieces on lingerie issues can be found on the world’s most popular lingerie blog, The Lingerie Addict. In late 2016, Karolina founded the first online museum dedicated to lingerie history and design: The Underpinnings Museum.

Alongside her own design projects, Karolina regularly collaborates with other designers to create exclusive collections that combine the best of both design houses. See her collaborations with fuller bust specialist Harlow & Fox here, and luxury vintage inspired brand Evgenia here

You can now support Karolina’s personal creative projects on Patreon from just $1 a month, or visit her design portfolio on her other website.

 

Awards

UK Lingerie Awards 2014: New Designer Of The Year

The Lingerie Addict Favourite Brands of 2014: Designer To Watch

The Lingerie Edit 2015: Press’ Best Brand

The Lingerie Addict Best Lingerie Brands of 2016: Best Editorial Brand

The Lingerie Addict Best Lingerie Lookbooks of 2016

Rarely Wears Lipstick Super Humans Of 2016

Rarely Wears Lipstick Super Humans Of 2017