Karigam’s creative director Karina Gomez kept it simple for the line’s debut at New York Fashion Week.
The part-time Miami resident, who also works at her family’s import/export company Airemark Industries LLC, sent out models in clothing that can best be summed up as sophisticated, minimalist and elegant. Think part Robert Palmer video, part sci-fi fantasy: lots of neutrals, slicked back hair, zippers and warped hemlines. “I was inspired by the melding of the futuristic geometric, technological and asymmetrical references of present-day Manhattan architecture,” says the native Venezuelan, who has an office in the Brickell area.
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Gomez, who landed Sports Illustrated Swimsuit looker Hilary Rhoda as the face of her first ad campaign, just launched an e-commerce site, Karigam.com. It should be up and running later this month. Already fans: Solange Knowles, Jamie Chung and NeNe Leakes, who were seen first row at the newbie’s show.
Fellow attendee Word on the Street blogger Cherie Corso appreciated Karigam’s duster coats: “I’m 6 feet tall, so the long jackets frame an outfit for me,” she said. “I also liked the mesh and sheer color blocking. It says take a little peek, I have a lot to say but I’m not showing it all.”