|Karina Cousineau, dress designer (image source)|
Karina Cousineau is a woman who loves vintage clothing and is inspired by the past. Perhaps that is why her contemporary designed dresses suit the present so well. Borrowing body positive elements from a jazz age bias-cut, and adding elegance from the Edwardian era, and applying it to her designs gives her dresses an ease of movement as well as a sense of drama. Taking cues from Victoriana, '60's youthquakers, and mixing it with the steely resolution a 1940's film noir heroine, and adding a touch of '70's individualism is no easy feat, but this is a labor of love for Ms. Cousineau.
|The Ella Dress, from the Karina Fall Collection 2012 (shop the Ella HERE)|
|Karina cutting patterns in her design studio. (photo source)|
You can see the entire Fall 2012 collection over at Karina Dresses. Click HERE to shop.
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