They Stand Tall, Walk Proud, and Rule The World! 6-feet, 2-inches tall, Karisa Malchow, a marketing major, and a minor in communications who played volleyball at Creighton blue Jay, who knows firsthand the frustrations tall glamor women face in finding clothes. Karisa came to Creighton from Edmond, Oklahoma, on a volleyball scholarship. In the past, Karisa says she has always been interested in fashion but found shopping depressing and taxing as a high school student. Consequently, for her, jeans and over-sized T-shirts became her uniform.
In turn, Malchow took the opportunity to reinvent her aesthetic when she attended Creighton, polishing her look with her own creative touch. It organically grew from there, eventually formalizing into Stature, an online collection of original designs in Omaha and sold nationwide. Malchow first began working on Stature in the fall of 2017 where she found the resources to help guide her brand with companies like the Startup Collaborative, a local business that helps local startup entrepreneurs with prioritizing, networking, marketing, and proper business management to increase the value of a startup.
Eventually, Karisa Connected with representatives from Omaha Fashion Week (OFW) along with other designers, and manufacturers. In doing so, Karisa was able to debut her first collection at OFW as one of the featured Headliners in August. “ I want women who are tall to feel confident, sexy, and badass!”, Karisa stated. She was passionate about that statement when I meet her onset of are photoshoot back in March. Such conviction and passion in her craft that she put such considerable time and effort into the creation of such classic, streamline, and statement color garments.
It’s without saying, Juggling full-time employment and family with a startup is no easy task. that she always had her loved ones there by her side, her husband, Doug Malchow, with a BA, whom she met freshman year at Creighton, encouraged her to pursue her passion. She always tries to involve her three children, whenever she can. In 2020, Stature is said to be expanding production. Karisa is continuing to get the word out about her brand, but also to inspires strong women to be more confident and in the words of Stature “They Stand Tall, Walk Proud, and Rule The World!”
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