Katharine Polk on The SS18 Collection: As Told To The Bridal Instinct

June 9, 2017

Katharine Polk on The SS18 Collection: As Told To The Bridal Instinct

Houghton Katharine Polk SS18 Interview

BridalInstinct.com's Charley Bishop interviewed Designer Katharine Polk about the new Spring/Summer 2018 collection and what it means to be a Houghton Girl- Read Below!

HOUGHTON NYC IS RENOWNED FOR NOT JUST THINKING OUTSIDE THE BRIDAL BOX BUT COMPLETELY SURPASSING IT! EACH COLLECTION CELEBRATES WOMEN; THEIR STRENGTH, THEIR SEXUALITY AND THEIR BOLDNESS, SS18 DOES JUST THAT, TURNED UP A NOTCH... WITH THE SS18 BRIDE EVEN DESCRIBED IN ONE WORD BY DESIGNER KATHARINE POLK AS 'SEX!'. WE SIMPLY HAD TO SIT DOWN WITH MEGA BABE AND HOUGHTON NYC DESIGNER KATHARINE AND EXCLUSIVELY DISCUSS ALL THINGS SS18 INCLUDING INSPIRATION SOURCES AND HER ULTIMATE REAL BRIDES!

 

 HOUGHTON NYC SS18 IN 3 WORDS?

SEXY, CURVY, STRONG.

 TELL US YOUR KEY SOURCES OF INSPIRATION?

THE WOMEN IN THIS CAMPAIGN- LAUREN BUYS AND HOLLY GRAVES AND A WOMAN'S BODY. I WANTED TO ACCENTUATE A DIFFERENT CURVE AND PART OF THE FEMALE BODY WITH EACH STYLE.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE SS18 BRIDE?

SEX!

 & WHO WOULD BE YOUR ULTIMATE SS18 REAL BRIDES?

ANGELINA JOLIE, RIHANNA, KATE UPTON, AND  J-LO.

WHAT KEY HOUGHTON NYC SIGNATURES CAN BE FOUND WITHIN THE COLLECTION AND HAVE YOU INTRODUCED ANY NEW FEATURES?

SS18 IS VERY TRUE TO CLASSIC HOUGHTON. THERE ARE MORE EMBROIDERED STYLES WHICH I USED TO DESIGN MORE OF, CLEAN SLEEK SILHOUETTES, AND OUR SIGNATURE WILDFLOWER PRINT. IVE ALSO INTRODUCED MORE STRETCH FABRICS AND THIS COLLECTION HAS MORE CORSETS. BUT THE CORSETS ARE ALL STRETCHY SO THEY ARE SUPER COMFORTABLE AND FLATTERING!

TELL US SOMETHING THAT WOULD SURPRISE US ABOUT THE COLLECTION?

1. EACH FEATHER ON ALL THE EMBROIDERED GOWNS IS HAND SEWN ON.

2. I MADE CUSTOM GLOVES FOR THIS COLLECTION AND EVERY SILVER SEQUIN STAR WAS HAND SEWN ON IN OUR NYC ATELIER.

3. ALL OF OUR GOWNS FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT WERE A SIZE 2, FITTING BOTH GIRLS WHO EACH HAVE SUCH DIFFERENT BODY SHAPES. THIS SHOWS HOW WELL THE PIECES ADAPT TO EACH WOMANS BODY, NO MATTER WHAT PROPORTIONS!

WERE ANY PIECES IN THE COLLECTION NAMED AFTER REAL WOMEN?

YES! ALWAYS! THERE IS A “LAUREN” AND A "HOLLY” GOWN. THERE IS A "LEX” AFTER MY SALES MANAGER... SHE LOVED THE GOWN SO I NAMED IT AFTER HER. THERE’S A LAURA AFTER MY BEST FRIEND IN CALIFORNIA AND THERE’S A JAN AFTER KATE, MY PR DIRECTORS MOM!

 ...AND FINALLY, PLEASE SHARE A PIECE OF STYLE ADVISE FOR OUR FUTURE REAL BRIDES?

BE COMFORTABLE AND BE YOURSELF. CHOOSE A GOWN YOU LOVE AND NOT BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE LIKES IT.

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