Karolina Laskowska is an eponymous luxury lingerie fashion line started in 2012; its young founder had been overwhelmed by demand after chronicling the development of her creative skills and craftmanship online.
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. Achieving a first class honours degree and showing her final corset collection at London Graduate Fashion Week meant an in depth knowledge of the fascinating tradition of fine, detailed work in the history of lingerie. Her passion for vintage pieces means she was 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.
A dark, sensual opulence runs through the collections, with a jolt of eroticism. The collection imagery disrupts convention with creative playfulness, underlining the role of the Karolina Laskowska woman as someone very much queen of their own passions.
For the true creative, one artistic outpouring is simply not enough, and so you view can her in depth lingerie writing on her blog Knickerbocker Stories. 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.
From September 2017 Karolina will be taking a hiatus from her lingerie brand to pursue other creative ventures.