Ekaterina Kukhareva originally from Ukraine, studied at Central Saint Martin’s where she completed her BA in Textile De-sign. Graduating in 2009 saw her working for Temperley London and shortly thereafter resulted in Ekaterina establishing her eponymous label, which focuses on prints, patterns and intricate tex-tiles. Ekaterina went a step further and trained as a specialised knitwear technician on industrial knitting machines, STOLL, which takes pride of place in her studio in Chelsea.
Evoking an innovative and strategic approach to textile design, Ekaterina Kukhareva has not only reinvented the standardised approach to patterns and prints on womenswear, she has managed to build a brand that fundamentally values the authentic, creative process. Femininity, attention to fit and cut, bold and surprising ways of use of colour and a slightly edgy take on classics is what defines the Ekaterina Kukhareva brand today.