Carolina Zapf is the founder of CZ and Baby CZ clothing companies. German-born Zapf focuses on heirloom quality childrenswear in rich, cozy materials such as cashmere, linen & cotton. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and raised in a proudly modern and bohemian home. Her father is renowned furniture designer Otto Zapf and her mother, Rosalie, is a sharp collector of ‘60s and ‘70s haute couture. Design meant everything in their Bauhaus-influenced home.
Carolina studied fashion & millinery at The Fashion Institute of Technology. At the ripe age of 21 she was designing womenswear in Manhattan’s fast-paced fashion marketplace. Then, in 2002, she decided to focus on luscious two-ply cashmere as a material.
Having been spotlighted in many noteworthy media sources such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style, Town & Country, Hampton Style, Vanity Fair, and Gotham, Carolina delivers a brand that is celebrated by top boutiques and celebrities alike. The collections have graced the runways of upscale fashion shows including NY Fashion Week and Petit Parade. Baby CZ by Carolina Zapf is currently carried by a host of luxury children’s boutiques including Barney’s New York and Bergdorf Goodman.
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. Her intention is that these pieces become treasured keepsakes, handed down for generations. She often notes that children are the toughest critics. If they do not like something, they won’t wear it!
The Baby CZ line includes everything a child needs: knitwear in cotton & cashmere sportswear, dresses, and accessories such as blankets & hats. The line includes all categories of boys & girls from preemie up to 12 years.
Carolina Zapf Cashmere is Carolina’s women’s line designed for busy women seeking clothing which offers both comfort and style. Being a mother herself, Carolina strikes a perfect balance in the line, turning luxurious cashmere into beautiful styles.