Londoner Karina Givargisoff’s first taste of fashion was jumping straight into assisting Alex White at W magazine in New York City, starting as an internship then going onto be her first assistant. She studied fashion journalism and promotion at world prestigious Central Saint Martins in London, achieving a Bachelor of Arts With Honours. During this time she also went on to assist Karl Templer, which gave her an immense understanding of menswear styling.
At the age of 28 she became fashion editor of The Face, a cutting edge magazine in London renowned for breaking in the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Melanie Ward, David Sims and Craig McDean. From there she became freelance, working for Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Vogue España, Vogue Germany, POP, MUSE, Numéro Tokyo, Porter and i-D, among others.
Karina has a rare talent of being able to bring clean, graphic images to her work. She is down to earth, approachable to her clients and has a sense of fun on all projects.
She resides in New York City.