Ekaterina Kukhareva SS2019

London knitwear designer, Ekaterina Kukhareva.
The line features a selection of dresses & separates that deliver a colorful, bold, yet flattering and wearable womenswear line.
Ekaterina Kukharevahttp://kukhareva.com/ // @ekaterina.kukhareva


Ekaterina Kukhareva was born in Ukraine and grew up moving between Denmark, Ukraine and later England, as a student at Kent College, Canterbury.
Ekaterina Kukhareva studied at Central Saint Martin’s where she completed her BA in Textile Design. Graduating in 2009 saw her working for Temperley London where her love for womenswear was evident and led her to design womenswear with focus on patterns and prints. Before establishing her eponymous label in 2011, Ekaterina Kukhareva went a step further and trained as a specialised knitwear technician on the industrial knitting machine, STOLL, which takes pride of place in her studio in Chelsea.
Intricate knowledge of yarn behaviour, various knitting techniques and technical expertise allow Ekaterina to transfer patterns and prints into 3D in form of womenswear. Ekaterina’s technical knowledge, coupled with modern design, allow her to manipulate all the different elements in order to produce colourful, bold, yet flattering and wearable womenswear line. The integrated business model and in house manufacturing allows Ekaterina to provide her customers with unique “Made to Measure” and personalised products to suit different needs, budgets and shape.

Each season Ekaterina Kukhareva is making a collection of knitted swatches and fabrics in a variety of colour combinations using Italian yarns, such as viscose, cotton and wool mix. The collections that are often comprised of light and airy knitwear and are always suitable for warm climates; therefore Ekaterina has a great following in Middle East.

Ekaterina programs all of her designs by herself. Being a trained designer, programmer and the technician gives her the freedom of experimenting and transferring her own designs into the finished product the way that she sees it. That is why the finished product always looks exactly as it is in her sketches.

She allows her customer to alter the final product of her own, by giving them the opportunity to add or take away lengths, sleeves, altering the colours and do other minor variations that would suit the end customer at the shop.

Recently Ekaterina has started her own shoe line that is made in Italy as well as knitted beachwear line giving her customer a choice of great quality products.


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