Katarina is Fashion Art Subject Leader and Senior Lecturer in Fashion, Design, Media and Management for postgraduate courses at London College of Fashion .
LCF Collaborative Projects and Collaborative Unit Leader Katarina launched the first Collaborative Unit across the graduate school in 14/15 and is constantly working and developing the concept of collaboration at LCF and with fashion industry. Katarina founded her luxury womenswear label in 2006 in her Paris atelier, having previously worked as Head of Fashion Department, Professor and Draping Specialist at renowned Parsons Paris school of Art and Design for 8 years.
She works on cross-disciplinary projects, collaborating with artists, designers, photographers, neuroscientists and psychologists and has led many interactions academic and art & design projects and collaborations.
Katarina is the Creative Director and CEO of the CarteBlanche atelier d’art & design, the first unique gallery/concept store in Central Europe to introduce and combine beautiful and timeless design with integrity.
Katarina has an eye for new and hidden talented designers creating work with substance, thought, passion and high quality materials and production. She has developed unique relationships and productions with rare manufacturers in France and Italy. Katarina graduated from Central Saint Martins and has worked for many luxury designers such as Alexander McQueen, Savile Row, Tom Ford at Gucci.
What inspires you about what you do?
I am very passionate and extremely curious, I need to keep pushing myself to learn more in fields I am interested and work in. Interacting and working with students can be very exciting and challenging, it keeps one on their toes.
What kinds of work do you do with the students?
Lectures, talks, discussion, project discussions, tutorials, consultancies, design and entrepreneurial initiatives development.
What makes LCF unique?
The “cocktail” of people, courses and professionals and a central London location.
What’s the best thing about the students at LCF?
Their international scope and background, the way they share their stories, and express their stories through their projects.