About Karen Fleisch

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Karen Fleisch has been designing and styling her world since she was a little girl.  Wanting to soak up as much as possible, she managed a bridal shoppe & did promotional modeling while going to school at Traphagen School of Fashion. After a semester at The Paris Fashion Institute, Karen got an assist designing job at a moderate dress house in NYC’s Garment Center.

It was a brief run however, as a few years later, in 1986, she met Robi Diana and within 6 months created a line of dark romantic rock n roll clothing that went on to change the look of Alternative Fashion from that time forward. Originally called “Accomplice”, they needed to change the name 10 years into “Accomplice”, and later “Arkivestry” became known for dressing well known & cutting edge musicians, performers & amazing people of the night.

Under the Arkivestry license and as a freelance designer on her own, Karen has designed creative pattern designs for the iconic company Simplicity Patterns. Simplicity also hired her to style the photo shoots for their catalog as well as creating the sets in order to see the vision of her sketches come to life.

Through the years, Karen has designed and styled for various production companies to create independent films, webisodes, videos and theater.
As well as designing wardrobe for these projects, Karen also keeps herself inspired by playing tambourine, shakers & vocals in the NYC based band Gusher as well as doing other guest performances.


What do Karen's clients have to say?

"Karen did a phenomenal job on the wardrobe for multiple shoots. She has a great sense of the intent of a project and how the way characters are styled can help or hinder the final results. She came up with creative solutions to the challenges presented in projects and the final results looked amazing.
Her work added a lot to the final product."


Portfolio of Creations

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