Illustrations for Woolworths #WBeauty

I was asked to illustrate cosmetic products on another canvas for Woolworths #WBeauty at an event at their Canal Walk branch yesterday. I also sketched 3-minute portraits of the guests attending their Surprise Saturdays launch.

See more of the illustrations here


Illustration for #WBeautyxEsteeLauderCo

Woolworths celebrated the #WBeautyxEsteeLauderCo launch of Estee Lauder at its stores in Centurion and Somerset West recently. I was asked to do illustrations of the beauty products on their banner wall, a hand-drawn 2 m x 3 m canvas! I also did live fashion illustrations of guests at the event wearing make-up by Estee Lauder and its brands, Bobbi Brown, Clinique and La Mer.


Illustrations of Mr Price Staff

I was commissioned to do fashion illustrations of the 400 staff members at Mr Price fashion HQ in Durban. They were asked to pose with the iconic Mr Price cap.

See the gallery of illustrations here


Illustration at Mr Price #MRPthisisspring Launch

A few of the live fashion illustrations with flowers of guests at the Mr Price #MRPthisisspring launch at the Daylight Studio in Cape Town…


A Snapshot in Time

A few of my favourite objects were photographed for A Snapshot In Time. A podcast with the stories behind the items airs today at 4pm on The Eye Radio.


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI in the June 2017 issue of Marie Claire SA

Grey Wool Applique Skirt by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

Red Wool Applique Jacket by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI


Illustrations for Spree

Fashion illustrations by Lara Klawikowski for Spree.

Read more here


Backstage at LARA KLAWIKOWSKI A/W 2017

Backstage at LARA KLAWIKOWSKI A/W 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017.

Photography by Jessie De Bruin.


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI A/W 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017

Our Autumn/Winter 2017 collection showcased at African Fashion International’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 was inspired by historical architecture in the Cape Town CBD – the detail in windows, doorways, staircases and intricate mosaic floors of City Hall and surrounding buildings.

I became intrigued by the way urban Capetonian women dressed centuries ago, and imagined a contemporary interpretation, referencing the elements of historical urban Cape Town fashion and the architectural geometry of the city. I was inspired by the diverse cross-pollination of fashion and cultural influences in South Africa historically, that still exists today.

The collection employs various manipulated material surfaces creating artisanal fabrics, tactile woollen embroidery and appliqué, quilting, signature re-fabrication and delicate hand-woven tulle weaves. All materials used were uniquely re-fabricated and hand-woven at our studio in Woodstock, and combined to form structured, light-weight garments with refined textural details offering winter warmth without bulk.


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 Invitation

We are excited to invite you to our Autumn/Winter 2017 showcase at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017! Tickets are available for purchase online here


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI Introduces Signature Homeware Products

Lara Klawikowski’s love of texture, colour and fabric manipulation has led to a collection of covetable homeware products, including scatter cushion covers made in the unique tactile materials she creates at her studio in Woodstock, Cape Town.

The covers are available to order in a selection of sizes and colours, as well as custom colour ways.

Email lara@laraklawikowski.com for more info.


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI in the Jan/Feb 2017 Issue of Marie Claire SA

mustard & sheer stripe skirt by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

lilac & salmon pink re-fabricated lace skirt by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI featured in The New York Times

Lara Klawikowski was recently featured in The New York Times. Read the article, ‘A Decade of Difference’ here


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI featured in ‘Clean Cut’ on Georgette Magazine

Black Pleated Tulip Dress by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

Black Tailored Jacket by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

Black Pin-up Sleeve Top by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

MODEL | Dana from Max Models
PHOTOGRAPHER | Anika Molnár
PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANCE | Clive Myburg
STYLIST | Nicole Danielle
HMU | Shanaaz Alexander

See the full ‘Clean Cut’ editorial here


Birthday SALE

It’s my birthday this Friday, the 19th of August! To celebrate we are having a LARA KLAWIKOWSKI Birthday SALE this week at our studio in Woodstock.

For more info email lara@laraklawikowski.com


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI in Cosmopolitan SA August 2016

Red Cord-coated Dress & Red Woven Crop Top by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI in the July 2016 Issue of Marie Claire SA

Blouse, Skirt & Dress by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI featured in ‘Centre Stage’ on Sticks & Stones Agency

Cord-coated Dress by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

PHOTOGRAPHER | Danillo Turilli Photography
STYLIST | Anname Kleynscheldt
MODEL | Rio Hooper
HAIR & MAKE-UP | Rebecca Spendlove

See the full shoot featured in ‘Centre Stage’ on Sticks and Stones Agency here


STUDIO SALE


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI featured in ‘Innocence’ on HUF Magazine

Crop Top by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

Mesh Sleeve Top by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING | Nathalie Bardin & JM Lederman
HAIR & MAKE-UP | Merle Titus @ Infidels
MODEL | Eranne @ FanJam

See the full story here


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI in Georgette Magazine December 2015

Royal Blue Re-fabricated Lace Dress by LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

Featured in Georgette Magazine’s ‘FAR OUT’ fashion story. See the full story here


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI in Wedding Album Magazine

For their latest issue, Wedding Album Magazine asked SA’s top designers to reveal their ultimate wedding gowns… LARA KLAWIKOWSKI S/S 2015/16 ‪#‎youyou‬ Balloon Dress!


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI S/S 2015/16 #youyou

The LARA KLAWIKOWSKI S/S 2015/16 ‘youyou’ collection was featured in this beautiful avant-garde photoshoot.

STYLIST | Anname Kleynscheldt
HAIR & MAKE-UP | Suaad Jeppie
MODEL | Viola Hunter
PHOTOGRAPHER | Ashley Marié Miles


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI in the October 2015 Issue of Elle SA


#Slash50 Sale