About

KSOF | Karen's School of Fashion

“Our goal is to guide and inspire students in creating a work of art”

Karen’s School of Fashion offers fun and innovative Fashion Design, Fashion Camp and Sewing Classes designed to spark creativity at any age. The design school offers fashion classes in sketching, draping, sewing, pattern making, accessory and textile design. Classes are divided into age appropriate groups (kids, teens, & adults). KSOF also offers a Fashion Runway program that allows students to participate in the Annual Fashion Show at the end of the program. Private lessons and fashion birthday parties are also available.

Karen Elizabeth Lozner

Founder, Creative Director, Instructor

Our founder/instructor, Karen E. Lozner of karenecouture.com, graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and majored in Fashion Design and Production Management. She has worked for some of the finest brands, including DKNY. Now, after years of experience in New York’s Garment Center, Karen welcomes the opportunity to share her skills and expertise with others as a fashion design instructor serving N.Y. & N.J.

Instructors

The team behind KSOF

Claire Rand - KSOF
Claire Rand
Instructor 2013 - Present

Claire Rand

Instructor (2013 – Present)

Claire, Rhode Island native, has been in love with fashion ever since she was young. She pushed herself to make her own prom dress and eager to see the Rhode Island School of Design Fashion Show. Any opportunity she had, she would take courses in fashion at high school and at RISD. With college choices limited, she went to Rhode Island College and graduated with a BA in Art and a concentration in Graphic Design. Years ago, Claire moved to New Jersey and started her own design label, Love of Buttons, specializing in purses and accessories.

Malvina Mogielski
Instructor 2012 - present

Malvina Mogielski

Instructor (2012 – Present)

Malvina Mogielski began sewing when she was 10, mostly restyling her old clothes. She continued sewing and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, emphasis on Fashion Design. Currently, Malvina Mogielski is a Fashion Design teacher in Lakewood High School.

Malvina teaches students fashion sketching, pattern making, and sewing. She enjoys teaching and spreading a love of sewing as an avenue for creative self-expression.

Ashley Lundell - KSOF
Ashley Lundell
Instructor

Ashley Lundell

Instructor (2015 – present)

Ashley took an interest in art at an early age. After taking many years of art and sewing classes throughout high school, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in International Fashion Design, studying in both New York City and Milan. She specializes in women’s sportswear and has over 6 years of experience working in the industry with both men’s and women’s clothing. Ashley is passionate about the design process from start to finish. She feels very blessed to be able to share her experience and knowledge with her students.

Swagata Chowdhury
Instructor 2017 - Present

Swagata Chowhury

Instructor (2017 – Present)

With a love and passion for fashion design since childhood, Swagata graduated from The Government College of Art and Craft in Kolkata, India with a Bachelor’s degree in Textile Design. Also, attending the University of Burdwan, India  she achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Science. She is a practicing jewelry, textile and fashion designer in New Jersey.
On her spare time, she loves to design jewelry and crafts! Swagata especially enjoy working with acrylic on canvas and creating gifts and home decors from up-cycled materials.

Most importantly, Swagata is passionate about teaching jewelry and textile design and looks forward to the opportunity of sharing her knowledge and experience with her students.