October 9, 2020

Kara Mann Debuts Slouchy-Chic Collection With CB2

The CB2 Kara Mann collection.

“A chic slouchiness” is how fashion stylist turned interior designer Kara Mann describes her debut collection for CB2. Think luxuriousness tempered with nonchalance. (“Never take yourself too seriously,” she says wryly. “No one is that fabulous.”) Mann’s interiors, such as a pop-up for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and 
an apartment for Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, skew classic but not traditional, romantic but a little tough. Her mammoth 74-piece collection with the retail giant utilizes materials such as rose resin, black slub silk, pitted platinum, oyster-hued leather, and honed limestone. The Slip duck-canvas bed is inspired by the dream bedroom of her 1980s girlhood. Scrunch, a table lamp, channels maximalist ’80s pattern-on-pattern but in a subdued palette (color-clash Memphis is not for Mann). Also among the multitude of offerings are an architectural coffee table, a slipcovered sofa with a ruffled skirt, and a pleated pouf.


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