About Karin Graves and Beswarmed
Karin Graves is the founder
and chief jacket genius at
Karin Graves Design Studio.
Applying her unique fashion vision and wit since 2005, Karin searches for distinctive classic jackets and then re-imagines them. She incorporates surprising new design features and her signature connected-line stitch, a unifying element she calls swarming.
Karin studied drawing and painting at Oregon College of Art and Craft, and studied garment construction at Portland Sewing. She teaches her fashion reconstruction and swarming techniques in hands-on workshops.
Beswarmed is Karin's trademark line of wearable-art jackets. You can purchase Beswarmed ready to wear, and also by commissioning Karin to create a custom design specifically to embrace your unique personality and figure.