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One Minute With … Houghton Designer Katharine Polk

Houghton Designer Katharine Polk; Image: IMaxTree

Houghton Designer Katharine Polk; Image: IMaxTree

FGI Rising Star nominee Katharine Polk is at the top of her game. Since launching in 2012, the designer has steadily grown her ready-to-wear business, created a booming bridal line, launched an e-commerce site and collaborated with Swarovski and Dr. Martens. Not too shabby, right? We talked with the designer backstage after her Fall 2015 runway show. 

theFashionSpot: We want your entire collection.

Katharine Polk: Thank you! It’s the usual Katharine Hepburn mixed with a military influence.

tFS: There was a little 90s nostalgia in there, too.

KP: For sure! Last season, we did a Gwen Stefani moment, and we brought it back with the deep red lips and the bangs. I’m a 90s baby!

tFS: You collaborated with Swarovski again this season. Are those amazing bejeweled Dr. Martens going to be available for purchase?

KP: This was our first experiment, so I don’t think they will be available this season. I think they’d be a fortune! But going forward, we’re going to see what we can come up with.

tFS: We love your diverse runway.

KP: If you don’t make it a conscious decision, then it won’t happen. Diversity is very important to me.

tFS: What are you doing after your show?

KP: We’re going to celebrate with dinner at Mr Chow. And then I start to design bridal tomorrow!

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