Carla Knapp is a fashion professional, recognized for her prescient approach to design.
Calling New York City her home since 2002, this native Canadian has created and participated in a number of notable style moments for influential contemporary and designer fashion brands.
Her unique talent to grow a brand and its identity are supported by her strengths in design and leadership. Carla's 15 years of agility and experience fuel her ongoing contributions to the successes of growing and established fashion brands. She currently works in New York City as a consultant on creative direction, brand growth, and marketing for brands based in New York, Los Angeles and London.
In 2014, Carla was appointed Vice President of Design for Current/Elliott and quickly refocused the womenswear collection while implementing a stronger brand vision across the company. She introduced new initiatives, including Current/Elliott menswear, the launch of the first flagship store, and exclusive collaborations with other brands and fashion figures.
In 2011, Carla joined Doo.Ri and Under.Ligne as Design Director. During her tenure as Director, the company saw a sharp rise in sales and publicity for both collections.
In 2006, Carla launched Mischen, a contemporary womenswear line that garnered attention as an eclectic and architectural womenswear collection. Mischen was featured in the world’s most notable publications and sold around the world at influential boutiques and department stores.
Prior to launching Mischen, Carla led design teams at both Jill Stuart and Paper Denim & Cloth.
Carla earned her degree from the Art Institute of Seattle where she studied art and fashion design before moving to New York to study at Parsons School of Design. She spent the last of her teen years studying in Europe.