Karie Laks is a designer living in New York City. From Southern California and with a Bachelor of Arts from USC, her interest in fashion design brought her to New York, where she obtained a degree at Parsons the New School for Design. With design and production experience in-house at Proenza Schouler and Vera Wang under her belt, Karie launched her debut collection of ready-to-wear in 2014. While Karie cites her wardrobe of vintage frocks as inspiration, the aesthetic balances references to the past with a modern, relaxed sensibility. Her personal background in dance also directly inspires the line, with an appreciation for movement and the transformational property of costume. While maintaining a classic, subtle irreverence, the Karie Laks line is for the woman who sees the pieces as part of her story. Karie Laks resides in Brooklyn and the collection is proudly produced in New York City.