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Katty Xiomara fills up the Portuguese Fashion Week calendar since 1998, where she presents her collection at Moda Lisboa and Portugal Fashion in Porto. Her professional maturity led her to conduct business with new challenges. She also has interventions in different areas such as Theater, TV/Media, Music, Dance, Graphic Art and Children's clothing, and events where she's invited or to reinvent new ideas with her distinct and personal style . Although in 1999 she established the brand where she participated with the Collection Winter 99/2000, on the exhibition - La Mode Portugaise Révélation - at Printemps in Paris, her brand Katty Xiomara was only registered in 2000. In that same year she designed the costumes for Dante Alighieri's "Devine Comedy" adaptation by Jean Paul Bucchieri choreography at the Centro Cutural de Belém in Lisbon. The recognition of her work is reflected in the awards that she received along the year. The first award she won was throughout as a student in Fashion Design and got 1st place in Fashion and Technology in Florence - Italy. And her corporate image was recognised and award-winning by American magazine "HOW", with the Certificate of Excellence – “European Design Annual 4/1999” and “European Design Annual 5/2000”, as well as Honorable Mention at the world competition for the American magazine "HOW" in 2002. Published in several International edition such as: Design Secrets - Rockport Boxed and Labeled - Gestalten Bok Of The Big Bags, Tags and Labels - Collins Urban Fashion Flavor - Monsa. This is very clear how her work is recognized and valued. Other participation and projects of the last decade: 2006- Launches her lingerie collection "XIK". 2002- Participated in the show "+ Portugal" with Summer
Designed a limited edition bag for Sony Playstation PSP -
Collection 2003 in Barcelona/Spain.
2004- Presents the Summer Collection 2005 in the Salle
2007- She is invited to design the beverage carton for a
Wagram in Paris/France. She also develops the uniforms for
limited edition flavor "Strawberry - Apple" with her signature
the Casino Figueira - Figueira da Foz and the Sheraton Porto
for Compal. During the same year she designed the
Hotel & Spa. Remakes Kispo creative concept of the brand.
uniforms for the Japanese Restaurant "Góshò", a reference point in the city of Porto. The year 2007 is also marked by
2005- Participated in the exhibition "3" held by the magazine
the opening of her Shop-Atelier on the emblematic street of
Dealer DeLuxe in Galliera Museum in Paris. Established a
Porto in Rua da Boavista.
commercial partnership with Sonae for Children's collection “Katty Xiomara for Zippy”. That same year the designer feels
2008- Designed the Play-ON for the "L'Oreal" T-shirt.
the need to establish new goals, so the brand Katty Xiomara
Creates a hat for the collection of the Museu Chapelaria (Hat
begins to participate in International fairs such as Bread &
Butter (Berlin and Barcelona), Project Show (Las Vegas),
She is invited to "To Dress the Trees" in commemoration of
Weareurope (Tokyo), Who's Next (Paris), Coterie (New York),
20th Anniversary of Parque de Serralves at the
D&A (New York) and Modtissimo (Porto).
Contemporary Art Museum in Porto. In this same year she
develops the creative concept of McDonald's Portugal new uniforms. 2009- She develops the uniforms for Sonangol Distribution (Angola). She is invited to participate on the exhibition "The Power of Fashion - Against Cancer" at the Palácio de São Bento in Lisbon. In partnership with the Portuguese League Against Cancer and Maia City Hall she began her role as a Godmother for solar prevention in local schools. At the end of this year she creates the illustration of the promotional T-shirt for the project "Terra dos Sonhos" (International organization the Wishgranting). She is invited to participate with Summer Collection 2010 in Fashion Week Castilla y León in Spain. 2010- She is invited to participate for Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary Commemoration Runway Show with a look inspired by the doll, and also with customized doll. In the same year she dress up the famous doll Barbie with the title "Year 2059" for the 50th Anniversary Exhibition at the Costume Museum in Lisbon. She was also invited to design an original look for Barbie based on the Pestana Sintra Golf Hotel, for the official opening of the new Barbie Suite. Participate with Winter Collection 2011 for a runway show as a part of Weareurope event in Tokyo. 2011- In April she was chosen as the Expocosmética "Ambassador" an event of Beauty and Wellness trade show in Porto. She attended at the Exhibition "Portugal Convida 2011" held in Barcelona. Showcased Spring/Summer 2012 Collection the "Butterfly Effect" in the Parisian Gallery Backslash. A mixture of Fashion, Art, Dance and Video. The contemporary dancers danced wearing her clothes circling the Gallery. 2012- By the beginning of this year she received an official visit from His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic Professor Aníbal Cavaco Silva with his wife Mrs. Maria Cavaco Silva, accompanied by the Entrepreneurship Secretary of State, Youth and Sports Secretary of State. This official visit was included in the excellence creative industries. Elaborates an illustration for a book “Contos Concentidos” by António de Souza-Cardoso. She designed a gown inspired by “Femme en Noir” an emblematic image of port wine - Gran Porto Cruz to mark the opening of the space Porto Cruz. At the same year she designs two exclusive footwear for the brand Only2Me. Now in 2013 continues the request for attending events
and having exciting new projects. Earlier this year she is nominated for the category of "Best Fashion Designer" in Globos de Ouro 2013 (Portugal Golden Globe 2013). Designed a gown for "Associação Abraço"- An organization that support people with HIV/Aids. In September she presented the new Spring/Summer Collection 2014 “Sketchcolors” at Fashion Week New York at Nolcha Fashion Week. In October she signs the concept of a dessert “Muff de Alfarroba com Pérolas de Earl-Grey / Muff of Carob with Pearl of Earl-Grey” made by Chef Pedro Sequeira for the Astória Restaurant at the hotel InterContinental PortoPálacio das Cardosas. Alongside her careers as a Fashion Designer, Katty Xiomara is a lecturer at Modatex in Porto, where she teachs about themes like Streetwear, Tribe, Urban Subculture.
THE WINTER COLLECTION WAS BASED IN THE PORTUGUESE TILE; TO CELEBRATE THE HERITAGE, THE REMINISCENCE OF PREVIOUS WORK IS PROJECTING IN THIS SUMMER COLLECTION. BESIDE THE TRADITIONAL ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION, IT HAS CREATED A NEW TWIST WITH SMALL COLORED TILES MOTIVATING SMALL DISPLAYS OF COLOR AND SHAPE ALSO HAVE BEEN CREATED A NEW DESIGN AND ABSTRACT PATTERN WHERE THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS, APPLYING A BIT OF GESTALT PHILOSOPHY,LETTING THE PERCEPTION OF ALL DETAILED DRAWINGS CONTAINED WITHIN THEM IS ABSORBED BY THE NOTION OF THE GLOBAL. THE IDEA IS ENHANCED BY A STRONG NOTION O F S Y M M E T R Y A N D G E O M E T R Y. G R O U P S O F S O L I D C O LO R A N D STANDARDIZED CONSTRUCT PIECES LIKE A FUNCTIONAL JIGSAW PUZZLE, REFLECTING SOME ARTISTIC IDEALS BASED ON THE BAUHAUS SCHOOL WHERE THE CREATIVE SPIRIT IS INSTILLED TO BUILD NEW ON THE BASIS ALREADY ACQUIRED BY HUMANITY, WITH NAMES LIKE; KANDINSKY, KLEE AND LE CORBUSIER TO SERVE AS INSPIRATION TO THE CONCEPT THAT HAS AN ARCHITECTURAL BASE. THERE IS SOME FLUIDITY BUT GENERALLY IT S H O W S A C L E A N WAY A N D S T R U C T U R E D. T H E R ES U LT O F T H E COMPOSITION OF THESE CONCEPTS IN ONE IS AS CLEAN AS COLORFUL, AS SOLID AS DESTRUCTURED, SO SWEET AND LIGHT AS STRONG AND WARM.
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SwO Magazine November 2013
The Trendy Team - Mag June 2012
Joy- Mag October 2011
THEFASHIONONLIST un moment avec Lee Paris, France
Portuguese designer Katty Xiomara spent this summer with butteries on the mind. Finding inspiration in their colors and patterned wings, their delicacy, and the phenomenon of the “Buttery Effect,” the title of her spring summer 2012 collection. Her design philosophy comes from a place of femininity and prettiness, which came easily to her with such delicate and fragile creatures to refer to as inspiration. The seamlessness is not a mystery, as it seems anything she touches would turn into a precious feminine frock. Oranges and yellows, grounded in brown, ivory and black, were layered and mixed together like a monarch’s wings. Seaming and collars were curved mimicking their silhouette. The lightness of hand and of fabrics was the butteries resting lightly on their slender legs. Wanting to capture that weightlessness and fragility, Xiomara recruited dancers rather than models to walk the runway, which was a series of podiums and walkways and projected backdrops. Stopping to pose on a rotating podium like a jewelry box ballerina the clothes were seen at their best, like the yellow bodysuit shining through the perfectly constructed lace dresses with soft gathered collars and sleeves. In the tutu-like skirts, the dancers’ motions, raising their arms as if taking ight, or uttering their legs from one end of the room to the other, spoke the language of buttery. After the models made their way around the space in a choreographed sequence of movements, the designer was beaming and enjoying the culmination of her hard work. When I commented on the clever shape of the models hair (in the silhouette of the butteries wings) she explained that even more than the aesthetic references, her goal was to achieve the spirit of their fragility and lightness of movement. And that, small and fragile as they are, a simple ap of their wings can build into the powerful force of a hurricane. This collection could be that utter of Xiomara’s wings, growing stronger from it’s unassuming strength. - Lee Anderson, Parisian Correspondent
The Fashion On List - WebMag October 2011
Edit - Mag June 2010
AN INTERVIEW KATTY XIOMARA
THE ONE TO WATCH
Katty Xiomara, the talented Portuguese designer, has recently been causing quite a stir on the fashion scene. The designer has already gained international recognition from showcasing her romantic, idyllic and elegant creations in both Paris and Lisbon Fashion Weeks. But her debut spring/summer 2014 collection in NYFW has really grabbed people’s attention. Even though she established her own clothing line back in 2000, it is only now that she is lapping up such international recognition. Katty had international press and bloggers buzzing as they labelled her “the one to watch”. The Upcoming got the opportunity to question Katty on her inspirations and what her hopes are for the future. What inspired you to design clothes? Katty Xiomara: I usually find inspiration in all artistic expressions: music, architecture, cinema, literature, design, etc. But to filter all this information I also need to feed-in from society and street movements. What was the first piece you created? It was when I was a teenager. I recall a kind of dress, and then a few more dresses… Who is your favourite designer? If it comes to appreciating the work, generally I will say Dries Van Noten. But if it comes to choosing a designer that I would like to wear, I’d say Philip Lim. Which celebrity/celebrities would you love to design for? I’d love to dress Kate Moss. She is a fashion icon, and also Twiggy. Where do you hope to be in five years’ time? On a personal level I hope to be as happy as I am now with my family. On a professional level I hope my market grows progressively, consistently and persistently, mainly in the United States and in Japan.
It certainly seems Katty’s hopes are on the horizon. Her S/S 2014 line, Sketchcolours, was wonderfully received. It intertwines her Portuguese heritage by basing it around Portuguese tiles. Symmetry and geometry are a strong concept within the collection as groups of solid colour and patterns are constructed to almost resemble jigsaw pieces. It represents a very interesting look based on arty concepts whilst still offering a beautiful, feminine and smart look. It is great to see a designer who has been so successful in Europe finally break out even further to other continents. We wish Katty all the best on her promising career.
THE UPCOMING Sunday 6th October 2013
Television Style.com - Tf1 la Roue de la Fortune Feb 2012
Wendy Willians Show - TV Oct 2011 Alexis JoneÂ´s jacket by Katty Xiomara
Japanese Newspaper 2003
At BFB we care very much about a few things: inventive fashion, attention to craftsmanship and detail, and a collection that reﬂects a Designer’s journey. The Portugal-based Katty Xiomara is an excitingly unpredictable Designer who has created collections that are a true reﬂection of those three principles; curiously, perfection seems like less of the point, while irony and a quest for the truly feminine are front-and-center themes. She seems to have hit her stride. You started your line over a decade ago - you’ve been at this for a long time! How has the fashion landscape changed since you got your start? Looking at this myself, I can tell you that I see many differences. I started too early; I created the brand when I was in fashion school, at a time when I had no experience and few contacts, and didn’t know the market. I couldn’t form an idea of what the brand would be. Today, I know what the brand is and can be, I know what my goals are, and I have the solid perception that I’m on track. Looking around me, I have no doubt that there are differences. We are talking about fashion, therefore the changes are a constant, and in a sense, fashion is moving even faster. The major brands make it difﬁcult for consumers, as collections come and leave the commercial circuit at high speed. There is now a need for fresh collections in record time, which for small brands like mine, creates a pace that is difﬁcult to keep up with.
shops. But I can’t hide my ambition to have my collection for sale at Barney’s, Sacks or Bergdorf’s… Even to design a collection for a giant like Uniqlo. You show at Lisbon Fashion Week pretty routinely, correct? What is that environment like? Correct, but I also show my collections at Portuguese Fashion Week - “Portugal Fashion” - where I feel it’s more interesting. The organization is more consistent; from now it will be there that you can see my work. I’ve been to other fashion weeks,
It seems, from looking at your line as a whole, that you are very interested in time - past, present, future. How would you describe your line to someone who’s never seen it? It is a very personal line. Its content reﬂects the way I look at and see life, in which case the past, present, and future make sense to me. There is no future without a past and the present is built with successive past moments and future hopes. It is a feminine line: it is how the woman moves, her tender moments, serenity, excitement, fun, sensuality, sadness, and strength. So it’s easy to ﬁnd mixtures of materials and colors, as well as small details that surprise. What kind of person are you designing for? A woman, a woman. As I said before, women have a character as volatile as it is conﬁdent, but at the end of the day it is necessary to have a great attitude towards life. It is this attitude that drives everything. How did you gain the conﬁdence to start your own line? I’m not sure how I got that conﬁdence. The opportunity arose and, despite knowing that I didn’t have enough experience, I thought I should risk it. Who are your favorite designers? Dries Van Noten and Paul Smith. What are your favorite fabrics to work with? Cottons, silks, knits, and spongey fabrics. What is your biggest piece of advice for someone who has just decided to start his or her own line? My best advice is to take a hot air balloon ride during the bad and good times! On a more serious note, the best advice I can give is to gain a strong base, and I think one way to do that is to start with a very small collection, not only to assess the marketplace, but also to ensure that you will be able to deliver your orders. What are you favorite blogs and magazines? Right now, I love “traveling” by Stumbleupon, Pose, and Pulse to see surprises in areas like food and fashion. Dream place your clothes would be carried? I realize that my collection is aimed at small special stores where personal choice is taken by the owners, who have their regular customers in mind. Markets like New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, London, and Milan are excellent starting points, even in small
and the environment is similar; in Portugal it is clear that the scale of things are smaller and contained, but otherwise it’s almost identical. How would you describe Portugal’s street style? Nowadays style is a very global, a phenomenon that blogs and magazines contribute to greatly, and the truth is that Portuguese street style is not very different from European style in general. We might include some more traditional details - you see people who mix small handcrafted Portuguese wears in with other urban accessories - but the truth is that there is not much of a difference. Why made you decide to join BFB? It seemed like a broad tool to me, interesting and different.
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Katty Xiomara designs feminine apparel, ranging from dresses and tops to delicate lingerie - all shown regularly at fashion fairs. ln 2006 sheioined forces with Zippy, a manufacturer of childrens wear, creating a collection called "Katty Xiomara for Zippy". Katty Xiomara does not exclusively design clothes, she also works with Sony Playstation, among other clients. NO International 2008
A. Design442day 2012 B. DNA 2003 C. Expresso 2004 D. Elle 2009
Few links with info about the last collection summer 14: http://www.thelosangelesfashion.com/2013/09/20/designer-know-now-katty-xiomara/ http://rainemagazine.com/?s=katty+xiomara http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/nolcha-fashion-week-york-presented-20130911-191952-390.html http://thestylisthandbook.blogspot.pt/2013/09/theevents-new-york-fashion-week-debut.html http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/photos/nolcha-fashion-week-york-presented-20130911-191947-676.html http://www.gettyimages.pt/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=176628009&EditorialProduct=Entertainment#1 http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/1yv2-0cYbEj/MBFW+Katty+Xiomara+Runway/MOjnagZGTat/Jennie+Garth http://www.portuguesecircle.com/events/list/katty-xiomara-fashion-show http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/GsHgcg3QN93/MBFW+Nolcha+Fashion+Week/qJVCoOONaKs/Mario+Winans http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/1yv2-0cYbEj/MBFW+Katty+Xiomara+Runway http://guestofaguest.com/new-york/calendar/2013/september/ny-fashion-week-katty-xiomara-runway-show http://www.zimbio.com/search?q=katty+xiomara&type=all