Designer Kara Laricks Wins NBC's Fashion Star - Round Up of her Killer Designs
The ninth episode, “Buyer’s Choice,” allowed the designers to meet one-on-one with the buyers to find out what item the designers needed to round out their collections in each store. There was added pressure as each designer had to create two items for the runway. In addition, making a sale did not mean the designer was safe. Everyone was up for elimination, and three designers would be sent home.
Despite having both Nicole and Caprice bid on her designs at various stages in the competition, Kara had only sold to Terron from Saks. She needed both Macy’s and H&M to make a purchase in order to nab the Fashion Star title. Kara created a flirty collar and tie dress for H&M and a trench coat aimed at Macy’s. Caprice and Nicole both bid $60,000 on the dress, and Kara was forced to pick between them. She sold the dress to H&M. The trench coat earned a $50,000 bid from Terron, but Macy’s bought the design for $60,000.
The Fashion Star finale was quite a show, and Kara’s collections for each store were amazing. Prior to the finale, Kara sold a total of $630,000 in clothes to Saks, H&M and Macy’s. The buyers awarded the $6 million contract to Kara. Congratulations!