Karolina Doran

Karolina grew up in Chaska, MN with three older sisters. There was never a dull moment in her household. She has always dreamed of being a fashion designer. While studying Apparel Design at the University of Minnesota she worked as a research assistant in the Human Dimensions Lab and an intern in the 3D body scanning lab at Target. Her experience with studying fashion design and body scanning research has led to her to become exceedingly interested in the end-use of garments and how items can affect and help the wearer. Her passions within apparel design range from ready-to-wear, eveningwear, personal protective equipment, and military/Law enforcement uniforms.


Koré is a line for women in the military. Many women in the military become uncomfortable wearing feminine things the more entrenched they are in the culture. This line is a pathway back to feminine evening wear inspired by the strong female figure of Persephone, the Greek goddess of spring and the underworld. Koré brings soft colors and textures with elements of traditional military uniforms, providing a juxtaposition of feminine and masculine elements presented in each piece.