ABOUT US

Katya’s story began where many friendships start, at school. Two kindred spirits, Katya and Marina who became the best of friends. As the years went on and life took them in different directions, their friendship never faded. Built on love, loyalty and happy memories shared, their passion was to create something truly beautiful which reflected them as individuals.

Together they founded KATYA KATYA specialising in divinely modern feminine made to order French & Italian laced gowns. Only using the finest materials Katya’s gowns ooze romance, versatility and comfort, with interchangeable elements to suit every woman.

We offer a bespoke service where you and Katya will together design your dream gown. You can read more information about this process on our Bespoke Page.

Our gowns are made to order to your size and take about 7 months to make. We do offer and ‘Express Service’ of making your gown in 6-8 weeks for a 20% charge on top of the price of your gown.

Love the top but love the skirt from that other dress? Want Long sleeves instead of short? Or you want that V-neck closed? No Problem! We love mixing and matching and encourage our brides to be creative and make their gown truly theirs. All we say is that with every design change you want to make your gown your own, we charge an additional 10%. Another perfect way to customise your look is our interchangable slips. We offer a range of colours to make your gown more unique or to change your look up from day to evening.

We have always been proud of our in-house production of gowns, not only giving brides a bespoke and high-quality experience but also making our garments sustainable and ethical.

The whole production starts with the fabrics, that we source from ethical companies based in Europe. We only work with fabrics produced in Italy and France making sure that from start to finish each material is made with care and as little ecological footprint as possible. Each design is inspired by the movement of the materials, the pattern of the lace and how well they work together. We make a couple of samples of our gowns which are then available at the KATYA KATYA flagship boutique and at our many stockists all over the world.

The gowns are made to order in our studio in Riga, Latvia, making sure that dresses and fabrics are not wasted. The gowns are demi-couture, meaning that they are sawn by machines and finished by hand. We pride ourselves in knowing all our seamstresses work in great conditions and paid a national living wage. Working so closely with the studio and being involved in the production of each gown we can offer our brides one of a kind pieces with only adding a design change charge. We make our gowns to any size based on measurements and we offer a range of samples in variation of sizes to include women of all shapes, sizes and ages.

We take being eco-friendly very seriously and understand that it can be wasteful to wear your wedding gown only once. We are offering a service to restyle your wedding dress after the wedding. For £200 we will shorten your dress to a midi-length and offer a colourful slip to change up the look. We feel like investing in your wedding dress and making it reusable is the perfect way to still keep your purchase sustainable but give you the ability to wear your dream gown.

 

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

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KATYA KATYA is a London based designer label that offers a unique selection of feminine bridal and womenswear pieces from Katya Shehurina. Originally from Latvia, Katya graduated from the prestigious ESMOD fashion design school studying the craft of couture. Following a period with renowned French designers Nicolas Fafiotte and David Purves, Katya decided to launch her own business in 2007, focusing on her unique design style which reflects modern vintage inspired aesthetic, impeccable craftsmanship and a lightweight ethereal finish.

Since then, her distinctive style has gained international recognition. As Katya’s first flagship boutique opened in London in 2011, the brand has continuously attracted the attention of UK press as well as international buyers.

Blending modern vintage inspired styles with opulent lace and silk materials, Katya’s vision is to create beautifully crafted made-to-order garments that combine versatility, comfort and timeless elegance. Although an affinity for vintage styles and exclusively feminine cuts resonates throughout her work, Katya finds great inspiration in the diversity of the contemporary world ensuring a wholly enduring aesthetic. The gentle use of colour, couture details, French lace, Italian silk and hand-embellished accessories create a look of exquisitely bold and chic refinement. She is often influenced by women’s role in shaping society and so the Woman by Katya is charming, mysterious and graceful, but also vulnerable and sensitive. She attracts by her overwhelming power, freedom and unpredictable being.

The collections are available in many of the world’s finest bridal and designer boutiques as well as online. In addition to the made-to-order vintage inspired bridal collections, KATYA KATYA offers a bespoke service for discerning clients who wish to commission a truly one-of-a-kind vintage inspired wedding dress.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Marina

Marina is co-founder of Katya Katya and has helped grow the brand globally to where it is today. Having met Katya at school in Latvia, where their friendship blossomed it was clear that the duo were to become the best of friends and business partners later on.
Marina’s passion for her job encompasses all areas of the business from brand strategy management to wholesale client relations, as well as the running of the flagship store in the heart of London.

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Marina@KatyaKatya.co.uk

Dorz

Dorz brings the bridal collections alive with her vivid description of each individual gown. Customer satisfaction is her top priority, making sure you feel welcome and at ease throughout the appointment and your journey here with us when you chose your dream dress.
Dorz is very experienced within the world of bridal and is always happy to answer any queries or questions you may have about any of our dresses here in store.

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Info@KatyaKatya.co.uk

Kristina 

Right hand lady to Katya herself, Kristina assists with the daily running of the showroom in Riga as well as scheduling of Katya’s diary. Regularly liaising with clientele, taking appointments where necessary and helping with the general production of the organisation. Always committed to the job at hand, Kristina’s skill set helps coordinate and structure key areas of the business.

Riga@KatyaKatya.co.uk

Mark Litvjakov

Mark creates visual masterpieces with the many years of experience he has as a photographer, his keen eye for detail captures the essence of the brand. This can be seen throughout the regular photoshoot’s which take place for Bridal and our Evening collection.
Marks role is key within visual marketing design, where his creative flare really comes into a league of its own.

Info@marka.photo

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For more information, read our FAQ page.
All bridal appointments are subject to a £30 fee, which is redeemable against the purchase of a gown.

Clients may also visit our boutique free of charge to browse, however, we strongly recommend getting in touch with us beforehand to avoid disappointment as the boutique doors are closed during appointments in progress.

Our boutique is open:
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00-19:00 (Open for appointments until 20.00)

Full address:
18 Park Walk, Chelsea, SW10 0AQ
E: info@katyakatya.co.uk
T: +44 (0) 20 7351 4359

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