Wednesday, November 30, 2011
One to Watch - Fashion Designer Ekaterina Kukhareva
Often at London Fashion Week the most beautiful original collections aren't the on schedule high profile catwalk shows but the exhibitions at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. This was certainly the case at LFW in September. Ekaterina Kukhareva showed one of my favorite collections of the past year.
Ekaterina is a Ukrainian born designer who trained at the prestigious Central St Martins College with a degree in Textiles specialising in Knitwear. Her true love is Textile Design and specifically knitting techniques and combinations. She utilises techniques such as macrame, fringing, knotting, crochet and beading in her designs. Her collections are brightly coloured, intricate, detailed masterpieces. Her attention to detail is immense and it's the care that she takes with even the tiniest details that really made her collection stand out.
Ekaterina is inspired by her Soviet roots but also by the history of other cultures. She aims to create timeless designs with an emphasis on high quality. Her designs highlight the beauty of the feminine form and create an aura of elegance and sensuality.
Ekaterina Kukhareva creations are perfect for the modern, powerful, independent female and she's definitely one to watch.
Ekaterina Kukhareva is available online at Wolf & Badger & Not Just A Label.