I AM

Karen DeFreitas So-Karen

The name ‘Soka’ comes from the monogran
So-Karen and also her passion for Soca music.
 
Soka is a womenswear that embraces
femininity while romanticizing contemporary designs.
 
She is the Modern day Josephine Baker
meets Solange meets Rihanna.
The name ‘Soka’ comes from the monogran
So-Karen and also her passion for Soca music.
 
Soka is a womenswear that embraces
femininity while romanticizing contemporary designs.
 
She is the Modern day Josephine Baker
meets Solange meets Rihanna.

MY STORY

Designer of the Brand

Karen De Freitas started designing while living on the island 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 
Shortly there after, She moved New York City 
to attend Parson School of Design.
While a student she apprenticed with brands such
Alice + Olivia, Zac Posen, Bibhu Mohapatra and Yigal Azrouel. 
 
Through these internships,  Soka developed 
an elevated taste 
in contemporary designs, while remaining true
 to her island roots. She then launched her
 first contemporary collection under the 
name SOKA  in Spring Summer 2015, 
establishing the brand aesthetic strongly rooted in 
marrying colors and reinvigorating
classic silhouettes.
 
SOka has so far appeared at Brooklyn Fashion Week 2015 
and The Collection Moda Jamaica , 2015  and was featured in
magazines such as Ugly Magazine ,even getting the cover of
Seven Tribes magazine and Bassculture Magazine in Feb 2016 
and has bee seen on Vogue.com.
Karen De Freitas started designing while living on the island 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 
Shortly there after, She moved New York City 
to attend Parson School of Design.
While a student she apprenticed with brands such
Alice + Olivia, Zac Posen, Bibhu Mohapatra and Yigal Azrouel. 
 
Through these internships,  Soka developed 
an elevated taste 
in contemporary designs, while remaining true
 to her island roots. She then launched her
 first contemporary collection under the 
name SOKA  in Spring Summer 2015, 
establishing the brand aesthetic strongly rooted in 
marrying colors and reinvigorating
classic silhouettes.
 
SOka has so far appeared at Brooklyn Fashion Week 2015 
and The Collection Moda Jamaica , 2015  and was featured in
magazines such as Ugly Magazine ,even getting the cover of
Seven Tribes magazine and Bassculture Magazine in Feb 2016 
and has bee seen on Vogue.com.

MY STYLE

Experimentation, reinvention, versatility colour, texture, shape, contrast, and composition

SOKA experiments with current trends and represent
 them in upcoming collections in a tasteful and
 timeless interpretation.
Experimentation, reinvention, versatility, colour, texture,
 shape, contrast, and composition are some of the words 
I would use to describe my relationship with fashion.
 The body is a vehicle for design, best described as a
 human canvas on which any mood, idea, belief
 could be interpreted. Each one of us, has a role to play in life,
 and mine is that of a designer. I plan to make an impact on
 our perception of 
ourselves and that of others through the media of clothing.
Karen De Freitas started designing while living on the island 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 
Shortly there after, She moved New York City 
to attend Parson School of Design.
While a student she apprenticed with brands such
Alice + Olivia, Zac Posen, Bibhu Mohapatra and Yigal Azrouel. 
 
Through these internships,  Soka developed 
an elevated taste 
in contemporary designs, while remaining true
 to her island roots. She then launched her
 first contemporary collection under the 
name SOKA  in Spring Summer 2015, 
establishing the brand aesthetic strongly rooted in 
marrying colors and reinvigorating
classic silhouettes.
 
SOka has so far appeared at Brooklyn Fashion Week 2015 
and The Collection Moda Jamaica , 2015  and was featured in
magazines such as Ugly Magazine ,even getting the cover of
Seven Tribes magazine and Bassculture Magazine in Feb 2016 
and has bee seen on Vogue.com.