She is one of the most internationally known names in Portuguese fashion. Although born in Venezuela, her career development has been in Porto and it is from here that she designs creations that tread on the catwalks of the whole world.
Katty Xiomara was born in Caracas, Venezuela, having arrived in Porto at the age of 18. It was at this point that she decided to start studying fashion. All the same, it was as a student that she won, at the age of 22, the first prize of Porto de Moda. In 1996 she participated in Portugal Fashion for the first time and since then has been regularly present at this event, also presenting collections at Portugal Fashion Paris.
Since 2005 she has participated in international fairs such as Bread & Butter, Berlin and Barcelona, and Project in Las Vegas among others. Her international career was consolidated in 2013, when she began to attend the New York Fashion Week. In 2014 she received the Silver Winner, awarded by IDA “International Design Awards”, a prize that she won again in 2015.
In 2007 she set up her studio in an old townhouse on Rua da Boavista, although it is possible to find her collections in the United States and Japan. Her creations are elegant and timeless but at the same time joyful and romantic, destined for confident women who prefer a unique individual style.
Katty Xiomara’s career also includes collaborations with several international brands, ranging from sportswear to creation of uniforms. A designer who is also a teacher at the same fashion school where she graduated, Modatex.
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- Bar – I know it’s not really a bar, but I really like the mojito, blackberryfizz and berrygood at Honorato (Baixa)
- Restaurant – Traditional and unpretentious: Antunes. In another register, I would emphasize the Flow or the Reitoria.
- Stroll – Palácio de Cristal, the waterfront between Foz and Ribeira
- Romantic place – The old manor house of Porto wine, in the romantic gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
- A secret of the city: It is not really a secret, but I really like Passeio das Virtudes, the Portuguese Photography Centre and Soares dos Reis Museum