BACKGROUND: Originally from Ukraine, Ekaterina has lived in the United Kingdom for over a decade, graduating from Central Saint Martins with the Degree in Textiles in 2009 and interning with Alice Temperley in London.
SIGNATURES: “Colourful knitted jacquard fabrics, unusual textures and flattering silhouettes.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “Jacquard knitted dress.”
THE COLLECTION: “Tropical jungle, insects, birds and flowers. The woman of Ekaterina Kukhareva goes on a Hawaiian Retreat with the poolside long kaftans, evening gowns, and day dresses for sightseeing. There is also a small shoe collection for her and swimwear range to go under the kaftans.”
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? “Seeing ladies being happy dressed in my dresses. This makes me really happy!”
IF YOU COULD DRESS ANYONE, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? “I would love to do a custom knitted garment for Beyoncé, because, for me, she embodies and carries an image of a woman everyone wants to be: powerful, successful and in love.”