About Karin Graves and Beswarmed

Karin Graves is the founder
and chief jacket genius at
Karin Graves Design Studio.

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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.

Each of Karin's jackets is a one-of-a-kind creation, re-imagined from an original classic jacket. 

Each of Karin's jackets is a one-of-a-kind creation, re-imagined from an original classic jacket. 

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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.