February 17, 2017

AW2017/18 Press Release

Ekaterina Kukhareva


Feminine doesn’t mean not feminist, floral doesn’t mean dainty housewife, ruffle doesn’t mean frivolous. We have a voice, we have a choice, we must make our own decisions.

‘Ekaterina K.’ is feminine, vulnerable and dainty, yet strong, bold and edgy spearheading the Female Revolution of today. 'Ekaterina K.' is a multifaceted creature who evolves, reinvents her-self constantly and most importantly perseveres and presents unique pieces radiates contemporary yet classic style.

Ruffles, dramatic sleeves, intricate details in varying shades of olive green, blues and all flattering pink hues are central story of collection. The couture like feel of the ready to wear collection is enhanced by the strong, detailed fabrics, SWAROVSKI crystals and embellishments. The volumi-nous skirts and full length gowns, voluminous sleeves and ruffle details on simple and sleek sil-houettes add to the collection’s appeal and drama. The drama of the collection is offset by the structured sweaters, oversized knit cardigans, palazzo pants and ribbed trousers.

Designer Bio
Ekaterina Kukhareva studied at Central Saint Martin’s where she completed her BA in Textile De-sign. Graduating in 2009 saw her working for Temperley London and shortly thereafter resulted in Ekaterina establishing her eponymous label, which focuses on prints, patterns and intricate tex-tiles. Ekaterina went a step further and trained as a specialised knitwear technician on industrial knitting machines, STOLL, which takes pride of place in her studio in Chelsea. Evoking an inno-vative and strategic approach to textile design, Ekaterina Kukhareva has not only reinvented the standardised approach to patterns and prints on womenswear, she has managed to build a brand that fundamentally values the authentic, creative process. Femininity, attention to fit and cut, bold and surprising ways of use of colour and a slightly edgy take on classics is what defines Ekaterina Kukhareva brand today.

Styling and casting : Emily Evans
PR: the wolves pr
Production: AW+C
Videographer: Michael Fostik
Photographer: Julia Pea
Set design: Beast and Burden
Music: Moongazer studios
Make-Up: Louise in behalf of AOFMPro using Dermalogica
Hair: Trevor Sorbie Art Team using Kera Straight
Nail Artistry: Becca Gray using Priti NYC
Sponsors of goodiebag products: Malvina Skincare and TOTMOrganic
Special thank you to Alison Wider at RSA
A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out with the preparations for the show and for the guests for your love and continuous support!!

Music Credits:

Double Violin Concerto in D minor (2nd Movement, Largo Ma Non Tanto) - Thomas Zehetmair
(JS Bach)
 1994 Edel Classics © 2013 Brilliant Classics
Ladies in Lavender – Joshua Bell
(Nigel Hess)
 & © 2004 Sony Classical Records
Lullaby – Balanescu Quartet
(Alexander Balanescu)
 & © 2015 Mute Records
Chaconne – Sun Yi Shin
(Tomaso Antonio Vitali)
 & © 2013 Frank Kim

September 27, 2016

Spring Summer 2017 Lookbook 'Nereids'

Photography: Juliet Pea
Styling & Creative Direction: Emily Evans Media
Hair & Make Up: Kumiko Yashiro
Model: Alice Topps @ Storm Model Management
Collection: Nereids by Ekaterina Kukhareva

A postcard from Paris!

We are truly excited to be showing our Spring Summer 2017 'Nereids' collection in Paris this season!
Please rsvp. sales@kukhareva.com for appointments.

June 26, 2016

Summer Beachwear

Summer is definitely one of everyone’s favourite seasons! Most of our good and enjoyable moments be it with a family or friends come from the summer. Nobody ever remembers how cool they spent time in Winter, however everyone remembers how they were partying till dawn in the summer nights of Ibiza, Mykonos or LA; how they were strolling down the beach in their new toned up shape and new bikini; how they were enjoying a glass or two by the pool with their girlfriends! Oh and when that Summer Anthem comes up on the radio, it brings all those memories back! 

Glasses by Dior
Slippers by Prada
Location: Nikki Beach Fairmont Monte Carlo

June 07, 2016

Ekaterina's Thrift Shop

Come and join us for one and only Summer Sale full of amazing one-off pieces, celebrity garments, bikini, kaftans and so much more!! 
Nearest Tube: Fulham Broadway (Distrcit Line)
                        Imperial Wharf ( Overground)
Local Buses : 22 and 11

Looking forward to seeing you there!

March 21, 2016

Breakfast Club

On Friday 18th March, we have held our first ever Breakfast Club at Belgraves Hotel, London. The guests have arrived early at 8 am before rushing back to the offices to finalize their weekly work. They were greeted with a warm welcome from myself and a choice of coffee or tea to warm up on a cold  London morning.

 As for the breakfast I went for a 'Get up and go healthy package': avocado on toast, sourdough and rye bread toast, wheat free spelt banana bread, granola bars, plain yoghurt and poached seasonal fruits, fresh fruit platters and a freshly squeezed Veggy Juice Jars to add to the colour palette.

A lot of people asked me what a Breakfast Club is. We have of course gathered for a purpose of showing and discussing the newest AW16 collection, the concept and all the work that goes behind creating a knitted collection from scratch.

The ladies had a chance to speak about their favourite pieces in the collection, try them on as well as discuss all the latest gossip, share their health and beauty tips.

For the Breakfast Club I chose to wear all Pink. I went for a Leto top from the current SS16 season styled with Pink Audrey Skirt and Pink Flamingo shoes from SS15 collection.

We have stylized the entire terrace of Belgraves into 'Ekaterina Kukhareva' signature print cushions and flowers and of course had some lollipops from Spun Candy and cupcakes with EK Logo on them.

No one has left empty handed! We have teamed up with the gorgeous Anti-Ageing label Malvina Skincare produced in Switzerland and our guests had a chance to test their products which came in our knitted clutch bags.

Don't miss out on any of our future events and competitions! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @Ekukhareva, and on Facebook 'Ekaterina Kukhareva'.

February 12, 2016

Introducing EK London - SS16

Following the successful launch of  ‘EK London’ knitwear label Ekaterina Kukhareva takes this diffusion line into the next season by introducing a comprehensive line of swimwear, cover ups and day dresses for the Spring/Summer’16 season.  Playing off the inspiration for the mainline collection of evening wear EK London presents folk inspired beach wear and day dresses for the more relaxing and casual moments of our lives.
 The SS’16 collection focuses on swimwear, beach cover ups, light day dresses that would take an EK London girl from the beach to the pool side cocktail party in a heartbeat. No summer wardrobe is complete without a folk inspired piece of clothing- for EK London it is the floor-length pearl and white summer dress.
 The ‘must have’ pieces for SS16 include a beach cover up in hues of deep sky blue and white, statement bikini in sheer gold and black, long pointelle light summer dresses for those summer nights and beach side vacations.
 Remaining true to her brand DNA, design aesthetic and as a specialist knitwear technician Ekaterina incorporates all of her signature prints, patterns and textures in this young, fresh and design led diffusion line.
 EK LONDON- edgy, cool, wearable, strong, design led knitwear label for all seasons manages to create timeless pieces with a modern appeal that will be sure to make a strong, fashion forward statement this season.

Photography: VicoolyaSaida
Model: Anastasia Parfe