Susanne Karlsson / ESKAY

I'd like you to meet one of our dear friends and collaborators, Susanne Karlsson.  She is a Swedish designer, author, wife, mother, and awesome friend who lives and works in Los Angeles.  Her vast years of experience with knitting and design has made her a local staple and the go-to to for the the well heeled and no- nonesense shoppers around the world.  Her passion and combination of luxury and edgy designs make her a classic and not just a passing fad. Get to know her...

Born:  Engelelholm, Sweden

First emmigrated to NYC in 1982

She's been knitting since she was 7yrs old, taught by mother and grandmother. Her first clothing store was opened in Sweden when she was 19.

How would you describe your fashion style?
Mens inspired, boyfriend style.  I am obsessed with black and it is my go to uniform. I love boots and I'm very particular with my style.  I wear mostly pants- I'm just not a girly girl.  My favorite designers are Helmut Lang, Ann Demeulmemeester, and Prada. 

What is your idea of a perfect vacation?
Anywhere I can relax and not have to plan or schedule things.  I like to wake up and do whatever I feel like at that moment.  Being a businesswoman, my days are very hectic so when I plan a vacation, I try to remove myself from my daily routine.

What do you always pack when traveling?
My knitting because it's meditative.

What do you like to collect?

What would you consider, your "treasures"?
My family and friends. To relax with a massage.  A good wine and cheese.

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