“My collections always stem from what I would like to wear,” Kara Wickman confesses. The mother of two young boys knows what an on-the-go woman wants from clothing: fashion and function. “The Kara Wickman woman,” she says, “is desk to dinner, playground to office meeting, or beach to evening cocktails. I like to feel comfor table and look put together at the same time.” On the runway at this StyleWeek, expect to see lots of color. “Color blocking is a main component of this collection,” she describes. “You can play with placement of color and seams to compliment any figure.” The Rhode Island native, who holds four master seamstress cer tifications, is also inspired by creating her first-ever wedding gown design. “I so thoroughly enjoyed it,” Kara says. “You may just see a finale gown, hint, hint.” Kara Wickman designs will be available at Stalise in Portsmouth in September, and she is available for custom work. “I want to thank Rosanna Ortiz Sinel for giving a mommy who was sewing out of her basement less than two years ago a shot at this,” Kara says. Her August StyleWeek show is sponsored by Flaunt Boutique in Smithfield. Kara also wants to thank her intern Marian Gibson, and her husband Chris. Kara Wickman will be presenting at 8pm on Sunday, August 26 at the Providence Biltmore.
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