Born in Venezuela, within a Portuguese family, Katty Xiomara moved to Portugal at age 18, settling in Porto. In 1997 ends the Fashion Design course at Citex (now Modatex), where she currently lectures.
Fills the fashion week calendar in Portugal since 1998. Earlier in her career reconciles the evolution of the brand with other projects in such diverse areas as children’s clothing, uniforms, theater, TV, music, dance and graphic arts. In 2000 designs the costumes for the adaptation of the play La Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri with Jean Paul Bucchieri choreography at Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. A year later registers the trade mark, but only ventures internationally in 2005.
Katty Xiomara’s name treading the catwalks of Paris on several occasions and participates regularly in International trade shows. In 2007 opens her shop atelier in an old townhouse located in the emblematic Rua da Boavista in Porto. Since September 2013 presents its collections at Fashion Week in New York.
In 2014 awarded the Silver Winner award by the IDA “International Design Awards” and in 2015 repeated this feat to bend, as well as a new Silver Winner was awarded an Honorable Mention.
The brand’s philosophy falls within the concept of designer-driven pieces that are aspirational yet accessible, elegant and timeless, sophisticated but playful, ultra-feminine with tailored silhouettes, meticulous structures and shapes, bold use of color and print; for women who are confident in themselves and their style choices, strong attitude, individual style with a romantic spirit.
Katty accepted the challenge to name her first thought when thinking about …
#1. Favorite spot for inspiration
KX: My home garden. But it’s not just a spot; is music, cinema, street art, traveling, etc.
#2. Restaurant with guts and character
KX: O Alpendre (Arraiolos – Alentejo)
#3. The unmissable with 30 minutes in Porto
KX: A walk from Praça da Liberdade, trough Torre dos Clérigos, Rua de Cedofeita to Casa da Música
#4. Porn dream food
KX: Dark chocolate
#5. Best way to spend 2,00€ in Porto
KX: Metro trip from Bulhão station to Matosinhos
#6. Influential leader to seat next to you on a flight
KX: Iris Apfel or Diana Vreeland
#7. Memorable and one-of-a-kind hotel
KX: Porto River
#8. Portugal on a plate
KX: Fresh fish, Cozido à portuguesa (portuguese stew), Tripas à moda do Porto (Porto style tripe with white bean stew)
#9. Perfect spot to travel within Portugal
KX: From North to South, it’s a small country that it is easy to plan a two weeks’ trip
#10. Most used expression in Portuguese
KX: Nada é pequeno!
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