I was born in Poland and moved to live in UK in 2001.
I always had a huge passion for clothes although growing up in a communist and post-communist country gives you little else but empty shelves...however there always was paper, scissors and her paper dolls. I lived in their world, designing their lives and more important their clothes.
My favorite doll 'Beata’ always had to have the prettiest dress as she was so special - black hair, nice fringe and that spotted red dress.
In 2008 I graduated from University as an accountant. As much as I like my numbers I always wanted to be more creative...yet if you start becoming a ‘creative accountant’ it usually leads to a fraud case.
In 2010 I took a part in Leeds Fashion Show. I had never sketched and hardly ever sewn anything but an Ikea cushion.
I drew the clothes I really loved and then submitted them to the Leeds Fashion Show panel. They liked them and suddenly I was in.
Many, many hours of joy have passed since then. The pictures I have made in my head have been transferred into real clothing and I could not be happier.
Suddenly sleeping seemed like a waste of time, eating an inconvenience and thinking about everyday life was just so ‘boring’
Bo Carter Boutique has been open in June 2010 and we very proud not to use leather, fur or child labour. We vale our ethics and we proudly stand by them. We have been recognized by PETA and Bo has been named The Most New Talented New Designer in 2013.
Career history / Company history:
October 2010: Leeds Fashion Show
November 2010: Virginia Fashion Week
March 2011: Oxford Fashion Week
April 2011: Bradford Fashion Show
April 2011: Chelsea Fashion Show
May 2011: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Malta
August 2011: Baltimore Fashion Week
September 2011: Iceland Fashion Week
October 2011: Winner of The Best Local Designer in Leeds Retail Awards
October 2011: Fashion Bites Back Fashion Show Leeds
October 2011: Leeds Fashion Show
February 2012: Bangalore Fashion Week
June 2012: Opening of the Bo Carter Boutique Leeds
October 2012: Leeds Fashion Show
October 2012: Winner of Best Women's Independent Retailer in Radio Air Style Awards
February 2013: Most Talented New Designer in PETA UK Vegan Fashion Awards 2013
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