Hailing from Volgograd in the south of Russia, it wasn't until moving to London to study that Katya has started to truly appreciate the beauty of crafts traditional for her region. Having honed her crochet and knitting skills over four years on BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins and multiple special commissions she has graduated in the summer 2018 with a sexy and humorous collection titled "It's not easy being seductive in -20 degrees". The topics of identity and belonging were explored through use of techniques native both to south of Russia and UK (hairpin lace, crochet lace, argyle and cable knits) and silhouettes that reflect on the duality of being a modern Russian woman in the West: tiny and barely-there or exaggerated an over the top - there's no playing it safe in the golden mean.
In the summer after graduating Katya produced a capsule collection made from the off-cuts of her graduate collection in a bid to implement zero-waste methods in her own work.
Katya is currently a student on MA Knitwear for Fashion at Central Saint Martins.