Meet Miami fashion designer Karelle Levy and explore her collection of hand loomed, limited edition designer knitwear specifically made for the heat. Styles range from dresses, skirts, and hot shorts to tanks. We sometimes make things for the cold too like; sweaters, hats, scarves, leg warmers and cuffs.
WHAT IS KREL
KREL’s philosophy is based in the beauty of seamless “toobular” knit design. Branching through two separate lines; one of a kind hand loomed and limited ready to wear. The one of kind line is hand loomed in our Miami atelier with a blend of yarns ranging from cottons, metallics, rayons, glow in the dark, and polyesters. Some pieces can have up to 20 varieties of yarns. The pieces are like works of art; they change and morph as they are created.
KREL has been voted Best Fashion Designer in Miami New Times in 2005 & 2010 and awarded GenArt “Fresh Faces of Fashion” in 2004. Among its list of thrilled garment owners are: Nicki Minaj, Alanis Morrisset, Christina Ricci, Carmen Electra, Pink, Cameron Diaz, and Natasha Lyonne.
Designer and artist Karelle Levy founded Krelwear fashion collection in 2002. Born in Paris and raised in Miami, she graduated with a Textile degree from Rhode Island School of Design. She applies her multi-cultural background to designing and fabricating colorful, body-conscious knitwear for tropical climates. She specializes in eco-friendly cotton and metallic fibers with advanced technology. Hand-knitted dresses, tops, hot shorts and accessories come in her exclusive, signature fabrics.
In addition to creating art installations, including Quickie Couture, a series for on-the-spot custom pieces, she hosts “Stitch N Bitch” monthly knitting and crochet workshops at her studio and boutique in Miami Ironside and at the Freehand Miami hotel.