Karis Dowe is an American designer who has been resurrecting creativity in the luxury fashion industry, designing for some of the renowned luxury brands for almost a decade.
Karis, born in New York, entered the world of luxury fashion in early 2012 serving as the brand director at the luxury staple Helmut Lang. Since then, Karis has designed for a number of luxury fashion brands including Off-White, Hugo Boss, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and so on throughout his decade-long career. Many other renowned luxury brands based full collections off of his original creations. Karis has influenced the world of luxury fashion.
In just the last decade, people like Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston, Demna Gvasalia, and Marcelo Burlon have created notorious luxury fashion brands, some of which Karis has designed for and influenced. Now, Karis is breaking ground with his promising new New York-based luxury label Wildphase that has already deemed to set new standards and solve problems such as sustainability and counterfeiting through new technology advancements.
With years of experience designing for some of the world’s most prominent luxury brands, Karis is emerging as a full force creative director and bridging the gap between technology and luxury fashion. His Wildphase label is set to launch in early 2020.