“My words cannot express how happy and privileged I feel, being a part of Nolcha Fashion Week… It has been my dream… and dreams do come true…”
Kasia Roginska was born in Krakow, Poland. As a child Kasia was always passionate about hand sewing simple outfits for her dolls. Her parents, but mainly her father, Jozef, taught her how to use a sewing machine for her little projects and also encouraged her to continue her creativity by applying into fashion design school. Shortly after her graduation, the whole family emigrated to USA, state of CT. For a few years Kasia has disconnected from her trade as she became wife and a mother.
In October 2012 Kasia’s father passed away unexpectedly and being that close with him, knocked her down for many weeks. Finally in January 2013, a beautiful, exciting idea blossomed and KARO swimwear was born. With the greatest moral support of her husband and family creativity and passion took over filling in the gap after loss making her into whole new person. By creating and designing, she feels like she is making him proud. Kasia feels he’s behind it all, helping her, navigating her to the path she belongs ever since she was that little girl that wanted to style her dolls.
My vision is to create something totally unique, a piece that’s not only a swimsuit. I want it to be a piece of art, something that makes woman feel elegant, edgy and sexy at the same time. Each piece has built in something that every female cherishes…jewelry.
Bold, bright, asymmetrical, sexy, sophisticated designs with built in gems and jewels.
I get influenced by fabric I pick, by stones I touch. Sometimes I just take a drive to the stores and walk around and ideas pour into my mind. Many times I get inspired in odd places, then quickly make notes and then let my imagination do the work. I try to stay unique and my influence is the craze of my imagination.
Every woman loves to feel sexy and sophisticated and that’s what my designs are about. They highlight the features of feminine body, and since all suits are custom , they can only fit that person.
Making it happen
The toughest obstacle was to believe in myself, my abilities to impress people with my work. Designing and creating is my passion, once started, I simply can’t stop until completed. It’s my childhood love, and now going back to this amazing world of fashion is the dream come true… I met so many amazing and supporting people that make me realize that I am actually doing something great. I am stronger now and will do all I can to make my dreams happen and to make my dad proud.
What does New York City mean to you?
NYC is just amazing, the capital of fashion. I am so grateful that my journey brought me here. Shopping on 5th Ave and just roaming a city that never sleeps. Now it’s my new home, I’m learning more about it each day. I’m very excited to meet more amazing designers and talented people as I showcase my creations. I’m simply thrilled I can be part of the fashion world in NYC.