Carolina came to the U.S. and studied fashion & millinery at F.I.T. (The Fashion Institute of Technology), but was quickly toiling in Manhattan's fast-paced fashion marketplace at the age of 21. Carolina designed women's wear for 12 years before she decided in 2002 to focus on two things: luscious two-ply cashmere as a material and chic new parents as customers.
Being spotlighted in many note-worthy media sources such as In Style, Town & Country, Hampton Style and Gotham, Ms. Zapf delivers a brand that is celebrated by top boutiques and celebrities alike. Her collections have graced the runways of upscale fashion shows including Fashion Week NYC. Today, the Baby CZ collection is carried by high-end department stores such as Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. With the opening of two boutiques, Baby CZ Madison Avenue and Baby CZ Greenwich, the brand continues to expand its clientele and recognition.
Carolina's philosophy for Baby CZ is that every piece is designed to enhance a child's beauty and spirit, and to make them feel good. Children should look their age and enjoy the clothes they are wearing. She quickly notes that they are the toughest critics. If they do not like something, they won't wear it!
The Baby CZ line includes everything a baby needs, knitwear in cotton & cashmere sportswear, dresses and accessories like blankets & hats. The line includes all categories of boys & girls up to 12 years and select styles for women & men.
The intention is that these pieces will become treasured keepsakes, handed down for generations.
This Fall 2011, Carolina will be launching her women's line, Carolina Zapf Cashmere, designed for busy mothers seeking clothing which offers both comfort and style. Being a mother herself, Carolina strikes the perfect balance in the line, turning luxurious cashmere into beautiful styles. It will be available in retailers this winter, after years of production exclusively for Baby CZ mothers. She cannot wait to share it with others who seek refined styles.