Kara Messina is the Maltese sweetheart stirring a menswear movement with her print-tastic, technical tops.
Fronting London-based label ‘Y’OH’, Kara’s fashion credentials are high-calabre, and ultra-feminine. Having worked closely with Nicolas Kirkwood and even dressing a certain lady going by the name of ‘Barbie’, she was about to give it all up before a last-minute change of heart and a shift in focus from ladies to lads.
With referential roots in subculture and infusing her pieces with tasteful African patterns, Kara pays incredible attention to detail and possesses an honest and exacting ethos putting her in pole position to change things up. Her love of hip hop and a passion for all things 90s shines through her current collection and after snapping some of her bits and bobs i-D online chit-chatted with the ‘teser about what brought her love to the menswear scene.
Shirts and jackets throughout Y’OH. From left, look one: Henry wears trousers Percival. Look two: David wears shirt trousers Ben Sherman. Shoes Pointer. Look three: Henry wears trousers Ben Sherman. Shoes Won Hundred. David wears trousers Ben Sherman. Shoes Pointer. Look four: David wears trousers Percival. Shoes Pointer. Henry wears trousers Whillas and Gunn. Shoes Pointer. Look five: David wears trousers Ben Sherman. Shoes Pointer. Henry wears trousers Ben Sherman. Shoes Won Hundred.