Lara Klawikowski is a fashion designer based in Cape Town. Her clothing covers conceptual womanswear, menswear and accessory ranges that express her creative and artistic inspirations. Her designs can be best described as wearable art.
Lara often references costume design and historical fashion, resulting in fresh interpretations and innovative garments with a distinctive austerity and other-worldly beauty. Advanced garment construction, unusual draping and tailoring techniques are key to the brand, as is the re-purposing of fabrics and the use of unusual materials for clothes. Each garment designed, hand-crafted and produced locally.
I met up with Lara last weekend on a very cold and rainy Saturday to shoot some of her personal favourite outfits.