Karen De Freitas is the island muse behind ‘Soka’ a contemporary womenswear line based out of New York.
Originally from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the young designer has burst onto the New York fashion scene with the release of her first contemporary collection for Spring Summer 2015. Appropriately titled Dancehall, the Parsons School of Design student has created a line that stays true to her island roots. Boasting bold prints, daring cut outs and an eye catching Shabba Ranks dress, De Freitas has uniquely incorporated her Caribbean heritage into her premiere collection.
All images courtesy of Soka