While sitting on a beach one day, Kasia Roginska, founder of KARO Swimwear, realised that nearly every woman was wearing the exact same type of swimsuit. The side effect of mass-produced swimwear, Kasia decided to put an end to the monotony, by using her sewing skills and fashion know-how to create a line of luxurious handmade swimsuits.
Designed for women wanting something different to the norm, KARO Swimwear has since been featured on international models and in the pages of many well-known publications including Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan, to name but a few.
Growing up in Poland, Kasia spent time watching her father create outfits for her mother. Mesmerised by the process, she would collect scraps of fabric and design clothes for her dolls. Seeing his daughter’s affinity for fashion, Kasia’s father began to teach her how to sew. When she was old enough, Kasia attended fashion school in Kraków, perfecting her craft in preparation for her future with KARO Swimwear, although she didn’t realise it yet.
After emigrating to the United States, Kasia, began working as a dental assistant and some years later went on to become a Registered Dental Hygienist, but she never completely lost her interest in sewing. Upon losing her father, Kasia retuned to Poland for a short time. While there, she found her father’s old sewing machine and reclaimed her passion for design, Kasia began sewing, creating her first swimsuit by hand nearly five years ago.
That first swimsuit catapulted her and KARO Swimwear to success. And she hasn’t stopped designing since. The impressive KARO Swimwear Collection features a stunning selection of Bikinis, One-Piece Swimsuits, “Monokinis”, and even Men’s Swimming Boxers.
The KARO Swimwear SS18 Collection
With the release of her new SS18 Collection, Kasia is proving that she has what it takes to not just be successful, but to officially be the go-to antidote for bikini and beach boredom. Here is a quick overview and our must-have pieces, including bustier-style swimsuits, artist print swimwear, and sporty bikinis that will make you look smokin’ hot this summer!
Mathieu Jean | by KARO Swimwear
The latest artist collaboration with Mathieu Jean is also leaving us swooning thanks to the luxury one-of-a-kind designs that will make any woman the poolside highlight. Other notable pieces are the Deep Breath One-Piece, which features a plunging neckline, racerback style straps, and marine-inspired artwork. And, one of Kasia’s favourites, the Tread Lightly One-Piece featuring a bustier-like push up top and an open low-back.
It’s pastel artwork is so stunning you’ll be tempted to find a way to keep it in wardrobe rotation even when there’s no water in sight. Another stunner from this artist’s collection is the Scarlet Bikini – who can resist that coy smile on the back of the low-cut bottoms?
Flip It Laced | by KARO Swimwear
Among our favourite collections released for this season, it’s hard to resist the Flip It Laced Reversible Bikinis. Not only do they give you a choice of fabulous colour options and the ability to mix and match, but the tie-up design is incredibly sexy and distinctive.
The Turquoise/Pink reversible option follows a more classic bikini look, while the Yellow/Orange combo offers an athletic silhouette and higher waist bottoms. But it’s the fun Orange/Mint combo that’s really hard to take your eyes off of – The combination of the high neck halter top and low rise bikini bottoms seems to strike the perfect balance.
Sheer Sensation | by KARO Swimwear
And if it’s all-out sexy you’re after this season, KARO Swimwear’s Sheer Sensation Collection will not disappoint. Designed with the same features that you love about your favourite lingerie are seductive swimsuits like the Hot Pink Velvet One Piece and the White Velvet Two Piece that will tempt you to keep them on long after you leave the sand.
Kasia’s personal favourite (and likely to be yours too) from this flirty swimwear collection is the Royal Blue Velvet Bustier One-Piece. A sumptuous shade of blue, the piping on the blue velvet is intricate (and slimming), but it’s the corset-style top that is really making us daydream about which beach will be lucky enough to welcome this beautiful suit ashore.
For more information and to shop all of the collections online, visit: karoswimwear.com