Karen is a born-and-raised Minnesota native, with a vast array of interests that influence her artistic and academic development. Passionate about design, she gained industry knowledge through internships at Target Corp and at Aftershock in London. However, she is also pursuing research in functional design and textile applications through a team project with NASA’s undergraduate microgravity research program. Her curiosity about the world around her helps to balance these diverse interests as she discovers a way to combine them.
Although she has great experience in the technical side of design, Karen has always loved the beauty and grandeur found in bridal wear. Her senior line is a bridal party collection aimed at a modern, sophisticated bride who wants to reflect her personality and the celebration of love. The collection focuses on refined use of line and color, while showcasing Karen’s draping and patterning skills.