What is couture in fashion?
“The term “haute couture” is French. Haute means “high” or “elegant.” Couture literally means “sewing,” but has come to indicate the business of designing, creating, and selling custom-made, high fashion women’s clothes.”
When You hear the word “couture”, what comes to your mind I’m sure is a beautiful gown made for celebrity to flaunt during red carpet event.
Have you ever thought of “couture” in the world of swimwear? Well, I did… over 5 years ago, I decided to create something very unique and special. I incorporated hand beaded jewelry into my first collection. My first design was “jasper suit”.
I spotted these beautiful and colorful jasper stones at the local craft store and I just couldn’t keep my eyes of them. I had to own them. Previously I’ve purchased some bright fabrics and one night I sat down and decided to give it a try. Never before I had experience in making bathing suit. This was the night. I made the necklace part, I learned from a friend how to string the stones, how to make the clasps and it came out so awesome. Very surprising, irregular shaped of the stones, the colors and texture… then I made two of mini “necklaces to use as the hip connectors for the bottoms. After that, I got sucked into it and before I know it’s 4 am and I have this 2 piece set ready. I looked at it and I liked it! The top was simple amethyst color Bandau gathered in the middle and from that gathering arouse big chunky necklace made of my gorgeous, irregular jasper stones. From green to pinks, purples , blues and oranges, it looked so dramatic and I was so happy! The bottoms were olive green and connected together by handmade connectors made with the same stones… the effect was so surprisingly awesome that I ran upstarts and woke my husband up to show him what I just created… I’m not sure what he said but I know I couldn’t sleep That night… that was the beginning of KARO… couture swimwear…