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Luxurious Velvet…

While working on this custom piece, I wanted to go back in history of velvet. From day one I’ve been in love with this luxurious fabric and before I even started my own company, I felt there’s something special about it. 20+ years ago I made my first  dress. It was a prom dress with a huge collar and two rows of buttons , and it was made out of black velvet. The look was completed with velvet chocker… I wish I’ve kept this gown. Maybe one day I’ll try to recreate it. Going back to my first year of designing swimwear 2013, I remember  I fell into fabric store by chance in NYC and bought a few yards of stretchy velvet and then created a few couture pieces. I loved them and people who appreciate unique loved them as well. Now, 5 years later velvet is so in style. I’m very happy it’s back. For me, it’s such a timeless fabric…

Now a bit of history:

“Velvet has always been a luxury fabric. Difficult to produce, woven of lustrous silk, and with a rich depth of color and texture from the cut or uncut woven pile, velvet was only available to the very wealthy until quite recently…

Pile weaves, woven from silk and linen, which resemble velvet originated in approximately 2000 BCE in Egypt. In China, between 400 BCE and 23 CE, uncut pile weaves that more closely resemble our modern concept of velvet were developed. Then, the Middle East and eastern Europe came into their velvet zenith, with the most skilled velvet weavers in Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus. But it wasn’t until the late medieval and Renaissance period that the improvement in draw loom technology lowered the price of production and allowed velvet design and innovation to really take off in Italy and Spain.

Florence was a hub of the arts in the late-medieval and early Renaissance periods, and velvet was a major economic phenomenon there. Competition was stiff among silk velvet weavers in the major Italian velvet centers: Venice, Florence, and Genoa. Techniques were so closely guarded within the production guilds that skilled craftspeople were often forbidden from leaving the city where they lived and worked, to prevent rivals from learning their secrets.

Velvet generated enormous wealth, making the fortunes of many and exhibiting the wealth of others. Wealthy families like the Medici patronized silk weavers and commissioned elaborate velvet cloth decorated with their family crest. Other common motifs, such as pomegranates, were steeped in religious significance.

These velvets, woven from pure silk, dyed deep, royal colors, embellished with threads gilt in fine silver, and patterned with cut and uncut sections of pile, sent a clear message. One look at the richly shifting colors, the luxurious texture, and the elaborate decoration made it clear that this was fabric fit to adorn a king, well out of reach for the poor or even the middle class. This attitude continued well through the history of velvet, in the Renaissance, into the Napoleonic era, and beyond…. [interweave.com]

Today, we have the luxury of having mass-produced velvet available, and it’s made from a wide variety of materials from silk to cotton to polyester.

I hope to keep creating using this magical fabric to make my clients stand out from the crowd…

Kasia R- designer

 

 

 

 

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Life…

Zz

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SurfExpo Booth 3111

Please join us at the Orlando Convention Center

september 6-9 booth 3111

Surf Expo!!!!

Have a glass of Champagne and meet KARO team and models!!!!

👙💎🥂🍾

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Life isn’t perfect…

…Life isn’t perfect,

but your bikini can be…

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Swimwear by KARO

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New beginnings!!!

Well hi there… My name is Hybre.  I am from Cape Town South Africa and this will be my first blog! : )

This is my New beginning as a Karo Ambassador and I am very excited to start this journey and sharing it with you all.  In South Africa we are still in winter but luckily summer is on the way.   I cannot wait to get into Karo’s amazing swimsuits and hit the beach!

As I am one of the few South African Karo Ambassadors, I’ll share our beautiful beaches and hotspots in Cape Town with you.

In the meanwhile, go check out the Karo range, I am sure you’ll love it!

Oh and Here’s to new Beginnings!!

 

 

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Welcome all Karo affiliates!!!

 

welcome all affiliates that have registered with us! Super excited to start working together!

 

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Become new KARO Kitten now!

Want to become a Karo Swimwear affiliate?  Apply to become a Karo Kitten NOW!

Karo Swimwear is looking for affiliates to help support our explosive growth and expansion!  We are looking for women and men who love the brand, and who could represent Karo in a positive and professional manner. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to build a career in the fitness or fashion industry!

To apply, let us know why you think you would make the perfect Karo Swimwear affiliate.  Include any social media accounts that you may have, as well as any other information you think might help show us why we should choose you (experience, resume, etc).

Email all applications to : [email protected]

Dead line to apply: August 15th, 2018

#karoswimwear #bikini #fitness #affiliate #sales #opportunity #bikiniathlete #karokittens #aesthetics #bodybuilding

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Weekend is Almost here

It’s almost weekend… What are your plans? Beach? Club? Tell us about it!

Were would you wear this piece? Pool party? Yacht? Or pair up with fav mini skirt and show at the club? KARO versatility helps you utilize the swimwear not only as beach statement but also fashion piece.

Swimwear by KARO

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