Misskarret
Karen LeBlanc

Misskarret is a visually pleasing and tactile dress shop experience. Garments and art objects have been made from fabrics that Karen LeBlanc designed and printed by hand; multi-dimensional patterns and designs that ensconce the body and beautifully camouflage and accentuate all shapes and sizes. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation inspired by style through the ages from cave human couture to space alien chic, and made from natural hemp and cotton fabrics. Misskarret is using 21 Greenwich Ave as a workspace as well as a shop, and will be making new pieces every day.

About the Designer
Karen LeBlanc is a textile and clothing designer with a shop and workspace in Hudson New York. Prior to fashion she worked as an illustrator, most notably as Senior Animator and Assistant Art Director for Comedy Central’s Peabody & Ace Award-winning animated series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. After animation, years of decorative painting in New York City followed, which led to a long stint at an architectural arts firm managing the hand-made wallpaper studio, and designing and producing high-end plastered and painted wallpapers for the likes of Tiffany & Co, Elton John and Cher. This work in flexible surface design inspired LeBlanc’s foray into printing fabrics, and to begin designing & making garments soon after. Out of the remnants of the clothing production, she creates abstract wall hangings and art objects. LeBlanc’s focus in the coming months will be experimenting with ancient dying techniques and continuing to expand her vision to incorporate natural sculptural elements into the work.

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