The name KARA is derived from the familiar Japanese word ‘Karaoke’, which most accurately translates to ‘Empty Orchestra’. On its own Kara can mean open, empty or destroyed, and Sarah Law, the New York based founder of this accessories label sees destruction as a perfect beginning. From the ashes these deceptively basic designs have quickly risen to the top of many a wish list. Taking inspiration from varied and opposing sources such as Japanese rice bags and artists portfolios, KARA bags tie the past and future together with a sensible and innovative trademark.