NAME: Katty Xiomara
CITY + COUNTRY: Portugal
WHAT WAS YOUR MAIN INSPIRATION FOR THIS SEASONS COLLECTION AT NOLCHA?
Evolve in a revolutionary perspective.
Like the battle that nature crashes with the mankind evolution, this collection claims the right to be female. It’s an elixir of irreverence that pushes for a more feminine outline the concepts more masculine of military uniform. And in a more optimistic vision speaks to us of the need to respect what is natural and alive.
This collection seeks the natural organic our urban direction in contrast with the countryside. It’s about understanding the nature and then integrates it in our society in an urban valorization.
As a result this mixture, revolutionary military and naturalist, a wave of free and spontaneous movements; emerge pure and clean forms, involving and textured.
WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING ASPECT OF BEING A DESIGNER?
Like what I do, see my ideas materialize, transcribe what the colors, the fabrics and textures to convey.
One of the thing that helps me to refresh old memories, it’s the clothes you wore at one point in my life. I love the possibility that one of my pieces can be part of someone’s life story.
WHATS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
The growth of the brand in a sustainable way; conquest of new markets that help to achieve this and brand recognition
WHAT PIECE HAVE YOU DESIGNED THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?
I in every collection I try outweighs the challenge to achieve my greatest piece, but try to do it with the simplicity that makes it even harder.
WHATS THE FIRST PIECE YOU EVER DESIGNED?
When I was a youngster design some dresses for my girlfriends, however the first piece I design after starting the fashion school was a Cape-style “poncho andino”
HOW HAVE YOU GROWN AS A DESIGNER SINCE YOUR FIRST COLLECTION?
Since my first collection until today the evolution is remarkable and in some ways tracks the technological evolution. How to learn/seize, how to study and how to work; 15 years ago was quite different from today. On the other hand, the experience and maturity make all the difference in the time to make decisions.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO CELEBRATE/RELAX AFTER YOUR NOLCHA SHOW?