Karolina Laskowska is creating couture underthings & educational resources
69

patrons

$627
per month
I'm Karolina Laskowska and I make underthings that are so ridiculously decadent and deeply impractical that they're basically art.

I nerd out on historical garments, then spend thousands of hours making crazily detailed gorgeous things that will probably never sell, because what lifestyle really involves wearing a bobbinet tulle corset outfit covered in carefully mirrored handmade lace outlined in jewels and spikes?

You love it anyway, though. I do too. So how do we make these confections come to life without needing to be hired by a couture house? We club together on Patreon and BOOM, in an explosion of ridiculously expensive materials and sheer genius, super fancy underpinnings comes into being. Like this:


Photography by Jenni Hampshire. Modelled by Yazzmin Newell, Twig & Maz Spencer. MUA by Sammm Agnew.

Photography by Jenni Hampshire. Modelled by Karolina & Yazzmin Newell. 
Photography by Jenni Hampshire. Modelled by Maz Spencer. MUA by Sammm Agnew.

Photography by A. Lindseth, retouched by Catherine Day.
Photography by InaGlo Photography, modelled by Twig.


Photography by J. Tuliniemi. Modelled by Ceci Zhang. MUA by Anitka Kwiat.

Photography by A. Lindseth, retouched by Catherine Day.

Photography by Simon Crinks, modelled by Yazzmin Newell, MUA by Violet Zeng, macarons by Zoe Anderson.


Photography by Karolina Laskowska, retouched by Catherine Day.




These garments are made from materials that cost hundreds of pounds, with research, sampling and expert level labour on my part that lasts for days, weeks or months. Most of them involve up to a hundred hours just of hand stitching: physical labour that takes its toll and requires exceptional skill and patience. 

Join me for the ride and you'll see every part of that process, from my initial dreams through the design process, finding the materials, developing the original pattern, and then the fittings, stitching, embellishments and photoshoots. Plus also the swearing, tears and melt-downs when reality doesn't match inspiration! There'll be Q&As and tutorials, plus essays on underpinnings-related topics close to my heart, rambles about underclothing history and the stories behind past designs and collections. Whether you're just here for the pretty or you want to get into making, there'll be something for you.

Love the pictures but want to know what my writing is like? Check out my current work on The Underpinnings Museum, The Lingerie Addict, and Knickerbocker Stories!
Rewards
Support
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
For $1 you can get the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing you're supporting my creative endeavours! 
Taste
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
A taste of the Patreon experience! Get access to one Patreon-exclusive post a month (selected at random - it could be anything from photoshoot previews to tutorials!).
Look
$10 or more per month 44 patrons
Get access to the exclusive, Patreon-only feed. Be the first to see my latest photoshoots and learn about the inspirations and processes behind my designs. There will be at least 4 new posts per month, with content varying on a weekly basis.
Listen
$20 or more per month 10 patrons
Get access to the Patreon only feed, and an invitation to a private Facebook group where I'll hold a monthly Q&A session. You'll get the chance to quiz me on design, techniques, inspiration and much more! 
Goals
$627 of $5,000 per month
Full time knickers of joy! This goal will not only cover the costs of creating beautiful lingerie art for you, but will also cover my basic living costs and allow me to work full time on exciting new content for you. I'll be able to invest more time in tutorials, creation videos and all kinds of other exciting lingerie adventures.
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I'm Karolina Laskowska and I make underthings that are so ridiculously decadent and deeply impractical that they're basically art.

I nerd out on historical garments, then spend thousands of hours making crazily detailed gorgeous things that will probably never sell, because what lifestyle really involves wearing a bobbinet tulle corset outfit covered in carefully mirrored handmade lace outlined in jewels and spikes?

You love it anyway, though. I do too. So how do we make these confections come to life without needing to be hired by a couture house? We club together on Patreon and BOOM, in an explosion of ridiculously expensive materials and sheer genius, super fancy underpinnings comes into being. Like this:


Photography by Jenni Hampshire. Modelled by Yazzmin Newell, Twig & Maz Spencer. MUA by Sammm Agnew.

Photography by Jenni Hampshire. Modelled by Karolina & Yazzmin Newell. 
Photography by Jenni Hampshire. Modelled by Maz Spencer. MUA by Sammm Agnew.

Photography by A. Lindseth, retouched by Catherine Day.
Photography by InaGlo Photography, modelled by Twig.


Photography by J. Tuliniemi. Modelled by Ceci Zhang. MUA by Anitka Kwiat.

Photography by A. Lindseth, retouched by Catherine Day.

Photography by Simon Crinks, modelled by Yazzmin Newell, MUA by Violet Zeng, macarons by Zoe Anderson.


Photography by Karolina Laskowska, retouched by Catherine Day.




These garments are made from materials that cost hundreds of pounds, with research, sampling and expert level labour on my part that lasts for days, weeks or months. Most of them involve up to a hundred hours just of hand stitching: physical labour that takes its toll and requires exceptional skill and patience. 

Join me for the ride and you'll see every part of that process, from my initial dreams through the design process, finding the materials, developing the original pattern, and then the fittings, stitching, embellishments and photoshoots. Plus also the swearing, tears and melt-downs when reality doesn't match inspiration! There'll be Q&As and tutorials, plus essays on underpinnings-related topics close to my heart, rambles about underclothing history and the stories behind past designs and collections. Whether you're just here for the pretty or you want to get into making, there'll be something for you.

Love the pictures but want to know what my writing is like? Check out my current work on The Underpinnings Museum, The Lingerie Addict, and Knickerbocker Stories!

Recent posts by Karolina Laskowska

Rewards
Support
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
For $1 you can get the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing you're supporting my creative endeavours! 
Taste
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
A taste of the Patreon experience! Get access to one Patreon-exclusive post a month (selected at random - it could be anything from photoshoot previews to tutorials!).
Look
$10 or more per month 44 patrons
Get access to the exclusive, Patreon-only feed. Be the first to see my latest photoshoots and learn about the inspirations and processes behind my designs. There will be at least 4 new posts per month, with content varying on a weekly basis.
Listen
$20 or more per month 10 patrons
Get access to the Patreon only feed, and an invitation to a private Facebook group where I'll hold a monthly Q&A session. You'll get the chance to quiz me on design, techniques, inspiration and much more!