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About

KATHARINE POLK
DESIGNER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Houghton, the chic, edgy and luxurious designer Ready-To-Wear line designed by Malibu native Katharine Polk has already received much critical acclaim. Chosen by WWD as “New Designer to Watch” and selected by Style.com as “One to Watch”.

Houghton’s distinctive look merges the finest imported fabrics, precise tailoring and exquisite details with simple, timeless silhouettes. Katharine brings her signature “easy chic” style to the line; the clothes are always wearable and comfortable. She cites Katharine Hepburn and Bianca Jagger as inspirations; strong women with timeless style and confidence.

For Spring/Summer ‘14 Katharine was inspired by the motions of spring and has created light garments that move effortlessly in the breeze, in a pale pastel pallet. The simple but sophisticated collection will be paired with “HOUGHTON x Birkenstock” sandals.

Houghton debuted at Lincoln Center in February, 2012 and in October, 2012 Houghton Bride followed. Houghton Bride is designed for the woman who seeks something different and non-traditional, easy and chic, romantic yet sexy. Houghton Bride presents Polk’s signature style in a range of elegant suits, gowns, dresses, coats and capes.

Houghton has been featured in Vogue internationally, WWD, Elle, The Daily Front Row, W Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Style.com, Vogue.com, Teen Vogue, InStyle.com, People, Town and Country, Glamour Brides, Brides and Los Angeles Confidential . Adele, Lilly Collins, Julianne Hough, Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, and Angelina Jolie are a few of the celebrities who have discovered the collection.

Houghton was accepted into Milk’s MADE program in 2012 and is a current participant.

Houghton is proud to produce both its collections in New York City.