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IZZY CAMMARERI
Fashion Writer

Paule Ka

Paule Ka

DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
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DATE ESTABLISHED: 1988

GENERAL OVERVIEW

The 30-year tenure of Parisian house Paule Ka, lends itself to impeccable design, polished tailoring and a feminine prowess. Considered separates, graceful dresses and clean-cut suiting fit and drape like a dream, with collections made from only the most luxurious fabrics.
 

DESIGNER BACKGROUND

Originally founded by Serge Cajfinger in 1988, the label’s trademark vibrant hues were often influenced by Cajfinger’s spirited childhood in Brazil. Further inspired by icons of the 50’s and 60’s such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, Paule Ka’s designs are consistently imbued with the elegant haute-couture sensibility of Paris, and has established itself as the benchmark for the most sophisticated silhouettes for every occasion.


DEVELOPMENT MILESTONES

In 1988, Paule Ka opened its first boutique in Le Marais quarter. Initially opening more boutiques in Paris and Cannes in 2007, in 2011 Paule Ka spread its wings internationally to open boutiques in China and across Europe, as well as a flagship store and a showroom in New York. In 2014, Serge Cajfinger made the decision to step down as President and Creative Director of the label. The following year, Alithia Spuri-Zampetti (formerly head womenswear designer at Lanvin) took the reigns as Creative Director. In 2017, three years after Serge Cajfinger’s departure, the Paule Ka house announced his return as Artistic Director.
 

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

Paule Ka has been a firm favourite amongst an anthology of celebrity figures including Chrissy Teigen, Lily Collins, Christina Hendricks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jennifer Lopez, Meryl Streep, Monica Bellucci, Diane Kruger and Kendall Jenner amongst others.

Over the years, the label has amassed a wealth of praise from revered publications such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, Citizen K, W, Numero, WWD and Tatler to name but a few.


CURRENT STOCKISTS

Paule Ka is currently distributed through 320 points of sale in over 37 countries including some of the most coveted establishments such as Galeries Lafayette and Le Bon MarchΓ©, Paris; Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Fenwick in London; Isetan, Tokyo; Lotte, Seoul; Kadewe, Berlin; Bijenkorf, The Netherlands; and Brown Thomas, Dublin. Paule Ka also has numerous boutiques situated in Paris, Lyon, Cannes, Bordeaux, London, Brussels, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Madrid, New York, Dubai, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Singapore. 

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