katty xiomara
About

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 perfect tailoring, meticulous structures and shapes, bold use of colour and print; for women who are confident in themselves and their style choices, strong attitude, individual style and by with a romantic spirit.

About

Born in Venezuela, within a Portuguese family, Katty Xiomara moved to Portugal at the age of 18, settling in Porto.

In 1997 she ends the Fashion Design course at Citex (now Modatex), where she currently lectures​. She fills the fashion week calendar in Portugal since 1998. Earlier in her​ career she 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 she 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 brand as trade mark, but only ventures i​nternationaly in 2005.

​Katty Xiomara's name treads 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. In 2012 receives the official visit of His Excellency the President - professor Anibal Cavaco Silva, in the framework of the visit to the creative industries of excellence. Since September 2013 she presents its collections at Fashion Week in New York.

In 2014 she was awarded with 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 and she was awarded with an Honorable Mention. The corporate image was recognized and awarded by the American magazine HOW and her​ work has been published in several international editions.

In 2017 she designed the uniforms for the awarded book store (Livraria Lello). She was chosen by the Viseu City Hall to design the uniforms and the merchandising and a capsule collection inspired by the city folk, for the Europeade – European Folklore City Festival in 2018.

Their collections were shown across Europe on 2019, places like Milan, Paris or the idyllic scenery of the border bridge between Portugal and Spain over the Minho river. She also was appointed to be part of the advisory board of Textile Portuguese Association (ATP).

Earlier February of 2020 she was one of the laureates of the OpenMyMed Prize 2020-21 (Maison Mode Méditerranée [MMM])

Alongside her careers as a Fashion Designer, Katty Xiomara is a lecturer at Modatex in Porto, where she teaches themes like Street wear, Tribes and Urban Subcultures.

 

Awards

Fashion and Technology in Florence 1st place - Internship at Trussardi House (1997)

Show Case in the Absolut Vodka calendar (1998)

European Design Annual 4/1999 - Certificate of Excellence (2000)

European Design Annual 5/2000 – Honorable Mention (2001) Mention at the world competition for the American magazine "HOW" (2002)

International Design Awards in the Pret-a-Porter category – Silver (06/2014)

International Design Awards in Pret-a-Porter Competition for the Wireframe Project – Silver (06/2015) International Design Awards in Women PP Competition for the Wireframe Project - Honorable Mention (06/2015)

OpenMyMed Prize 2020-21 (Maison Mode Méditerranée -MMM)