The Limelight: Ekaterina Webb
[MIKARA] You can never go wrong with glitzy and glam in a women's look. And in your latest collection, its done well throughout the looks. What was the inspiration behind it?
[EKATERINA] The main inspiration was looking into the Russian Royal family and the richness of the clothing which they wore. I noticed that pearls were the main feature which inspired me to create more pearls within my collection.
[MIKARA] When was the moment you knew you wanted to be a fashion designer?
[EKATERINA] From a very young age I’ve always been interested in fashion. I would wake up early in the morning before anybody else to draw designs and I would always wrap myself in fabrics and scarfs which I found around the house and different ways. The main reason to why I decided it as a career was because of my grandma, I remember watching her turn a piece of fabric into something amazing! This made me want to learn more and create my own creations.
[MIKARA] How do you define fashion?
[EKATERINA] Fashion is a large world and industry. People don’t realize how big of an influence it is on yourself and others. Fashion can define who you are and help you express yourself in many ways. Without it the world would be boring...
[MIKARA] As you continue to build your brand, how do you want your clients to view your clothes?
[EKATERINA] I would love for my clients obviously love my stuff but the most important would be for them to feel unique and empowered!
[MIKARA] In 3-5 words, describe Ekaterina Webb?
[EKATERINA] Creative, passionate and innovative.
[MIKARA] What luxury brand(s) do you look up to?
[EKATERINA] I love a mixture of different brands depending on what they have to offer each season. I love what Gucci has to offer every season with their Unique prints and ideas, and Alexander McQueen always inspired me to go beyond with my work and details.
[MIKARA] If there was a celebrity/ micro-celebrity that wanted to wear one of your pieces, who would you want it to be?
[EKATERINA] Blake Lively. She’s beautiful and always the look out during catwalks.
[MIKARA] Outside of fashion, do you have any other talents? What do you like to do in your spare time?
[EKATERINA] I am fluent in 2 language (Russian and English) however in my spare time I love to travel and visit countries/cities and learn the history for future research and as well as visiting museums and new exhibitions.
[MIKARA] In the next 5 years, where would you like to see yourself?
[EKATERINA] Hopefully as an independent designer, with the privilege to design clothing for celebrities and the world.