HOUGHTON makes styles for the altar, the after-party, and the ever-after with everyBODY in mind. Effortless, irreverent, and accessible, Katharine Polk's collections are thoughtfully curated for all sizes, colors, and shades of love.
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Now accepting appointments at the Los Angeles HOUGHTON Atelier. The collection is offered in sizes 00-30+
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Katharine Polk is now at the helm of HOUGHTON, the brand she founded in 2011. Katharine’s designs blur the line between decadent and demure, attracting brides unafraid to draw outside the lines. Though styles range from understated to intricate, her goal is simple: Empower every bride in her uniqueness.
Polk will lead HOUGHTON in a new direction with women’s needs and bodies at the forefront. Offering every style in sizes 00-30+ and made and designed sustainably in Los Angeles. With access to over 28 collection archives the Houghton DNA will be present in everything we do. Katharine has developed a streamlined and affordable custom bridal business which will be offered under the Houghton umbrella as well as a Made to Order collection.
Polk has been designing Women's Evening-wear and Couture Bridal since she graduated with a degree in Fashion Design from FIDM in Los Angeles. She moved to New York in 2006 to work for Badgley Mischka Couture as an assistant designer. Since then Polk became a Fashion Editor and launched Houghton in 2011. Polk went on to be a 3 time FGI nominee and a St Louis Fashion Fund Caleres Group winner in 2015. Polk has designed iconic wedding looks for Ashlee Simpon and Evan Ross, Nicole Trunfio and dressed red carpet VIP's like Lily Collins, Selena Gomez, Hailey Bieber, Kylie jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Carmen Egojo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Melanie Lynskey and many more. Her work has also been seen in and on the covers of Vogue, WWD, Brides, Elle, The Knot and New York Times to name a few.
As seen on Khloe Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, Melanie Lynskey and seen in Brides, The Knot, Fashionista, Refinery 29, NY Times, Vogue and WWD
Wearing Custom Houghton 'Khloe' Dress
Gigi Hadid for Maybelline
Wearing Houghton Tulle Skirt
Wearing Custom Houghton Velvet Tuxedo at the Critics Choice Awards
NYBW Coverage of Houghton by Katharine Polk Season 1
NYBW Coverage of Houghton by Katharine Polk
NYBW Trend Report - Houghton by Katharine Polk
Love Inc Magazine
NYBW Coverage- Houghton by Katharine Polk
The Knot Spring '21