Images courtesy of Kora Rae
Felines are constantly a source of inspiration in fashion. Leopard print and cat-eye liner seems to come back every year in some form or another, not to mention models and fashionistas are applauded for their feline characteristics (Karlie on the catwalk, anyone?)
It’s not often that fashion designers can name a specific cat that inspires them, but that is exactly what Rachel Turzer, designer and founder of Kora Rae, can do. Turzer adopted and rescued a tiger named Kora, who is now at the National Tiger Sanctuary in Branson, Missouri. Proceeds from sales of the collection are donated to the sanctuary. For Turzer, Kora is a symbol of the balance between a fierce and elegant aesthetic that she strives to incorporate into the pieces of her collection. The tiger was an inspiration from the start of her line, and is a constant muse for Turzer. (That must be one pretty special tiger.)
To propel the line into wider production, a Kickstarter campaign has been started with the goal of reaching $50,000. Donating as little as twenty-five dollars will get you a piece from the Kora Rae collection, not to mention you’ll be supporting a clothing line that truly gives back to its feline inspiration.
The campaign ends November 21st. Check it out here!