Central Saint Martins graduate, Katarina has worked with some of the world's most famous fashion houses and designers including Alexander McQueen and Gucci. She has set up and been running her eponymous design label from Paris since 2006 and works on cross-disciplinary projects, collaborating with artists, designers, photographers, neuroscientists and psychologists. In March 2012, she has become 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, produced with the best quality materials and high end production. Many times working with small ateliers across Europe and beyond, artisans and manufactures with heritage, experience and Haute Couture techniques, Katarina is connecting links and dots in fashion industry, always looking ahead, seeing potentials and setting up ambitious and challenging, exciting initiatives between fashion design, education and enterprise. Specialist in draping and fabric expert, she has been regularly giving lectures, demonstrations and leading intensive Master courses in Draping as an Art Form. She has been a Subject Leader in Fashion Art, Senior Lecturer and recently has become first creator and leader of unique MA Collaborative unit in higher fashion education at London College of Fashion. Katarina is still lecturing across different subjects and colleges, main focus being Sustainability in Fashion, Responsible Design, Fashion Futures and Alternatives Business Models. She has co-founded creative educational consulting agency /ALIGN, is working on collaborative fashion+science start-up and is currently involved in some innovative interdisciplinary projects finding solutions for better future of fashion industry.
KATARINA RIMARCIKOVA PARIS
Katarina set up her own label in 2006, a high-end pret-a-porter womenswear collections merging into haute couture at times. The label reflects design statement aesthetics inspired by all the senses of its creator; psychological theories, human nature and behavior, philosophy, personal journeys, literature, history, art, performance... It’s an intriguing mix of pleasure and pain.....constant analysis of the unknown.
With great respect to the beauty of the female body, Katarina's manipulation of form in her own unique way, allows her to present new silhouettes - which highlights the sensuality of the female figure. The work incorporates contrasts of tailoring and volume to achieve desired new lines and silhouettes that include intriguingly cut coats and tailored jackets. Together with in-depth research and translation of conceptual 2D themes into 3D movement, the collections offer unique mix of timeless, intriguing wearable pieces beyond trends and seasons.
The label has been evolving reacting to the times and instincts of the designer; she has switched direct to consumers and intimate presentations years ago before this has been accepted. Carving her own path as a designer and professional, Katarina is keeping her label active only for meaningfull demands/orders and challenging/ exciting projects.