K. Camar Janke came to the US in 1996 and was introduced to the world of historic reenactment in 2000. She was enjoyed all of the wonderful garments people wore to the events. Camar created her first Renaissance garment the same year, but knew she needed to learn more about the construction of garments. A friend told her about the Fashion Department at Cañada College and Camar signed up for classes in Fall of 2003. “Taking the moulage class has been invaluable in helping me to create Renaissance and Victorian gowns with perfectly fitting bodices,” Camar commented.
Camar finished her AS in Fashion: Theater Costuming as well as Small Business/ Custom Tailoring in 2009. In 2011, Camar started her own company “Mos Vestis Intentio,” which is focused on the design and construction of historically inspired garments for re-enactors as well as theater and stage productions.
In addition to taking classes in the Fashion Department at Cañada College, Camar volunteered countless hours. She helped out with our Artistry in Fashion event, helped and tutored her classmates, and shared her gorgeous garments in our fashion shows and open houses. “The wealth of knowledge and the great effort each teacher brought to each class was a huge help in my success. I would like to thank the entire department for their support!”
Enjoy these photos of Camar’s work.