Katty Xiomara New York AW 2017

The brand’s philosophy falls within the concept of designer-driven pieces that are aspirational yet accessible, elegant and timeless.


Katty Xiomara was born in Venezuela within a Portuguese family and moved to Porto at the age of 18. Graduating from the prestigious Citex (now Modatex), she launched her brand in 1998 and after many awards, flagship stores, and accolades, has become a fixture in the Portuguese fashion industry.

Katty Xiomara first took part in Portugal Fashion in 1996 when she was still a fashion student. Shortly afterwards, she became a regular presence at national events. She has also taken part in some Portugal Fashion Paris events. In 2005, she began her participation in international trade shows such as Bread & Butter, Berlin and Barcelona, and the Project, Las Vegas, and others.

In 2007, she opened her studio shop in an old house on the emblematic Rua da Boavista street in Porto. And it was in this house that in 2012 she welcomed an official visit from His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic – Professor Aníbal Cavaco Silva, under the scope of the president’s visit to outstanding creative industries. 

Since September 2013, she has been presenting her collections at the New York Fashion Week. In 2013 and 2014 she was nominated for the Golden Globe for the best fashion designer. In 2014, she was awarded the Silver Winner by the IDA “International Design Awards” and she repeated this feat in 2015. In addition to two Silver Winners she has also achieved an Honourable Mention.


El Toro enamorado de la Luna”

The night and the day, the Moon and the Sun, the bull and the moon… impossible but Unbreakable love. The magic of complicity of these characters are so close and yet so far away, is the literary path of many stories. This story broke into our inspiration through old memories from a Gypsy Spanish song verse:

The Moon is combing her hair

in the mirrors of the river

and a Bull is looking at her

between the grove hidden…

…And that bull in love with the moon

The moon comes out tonight

With a black tailcoat

and the bull is looking at her

between the grove and the shadow


The collection gathers inspiration throughout this mysterious universe of the forest and its creatures, in all the drama of the night and the endless hope of day. By taking these logics to our garment everything seems to appear so magically, with a certain wild poetry.

The colours parade in increasing brightness; the Black Night is a strong base for the Moonlight Shines drawn by the shades of Pearly White and Silver Star. The cold tone of the Blue Night touched by light and shadow, contrasting with the warm tones of woods and leaves.


The fabrics are rich and texture, some are light and fluid others are structured and compact. Out lined by jacquard and prints, sweetly articulated with lace and embroidery.

The forms are clean and purified, but with an undulating and natural volume.

Images provided courtesy of Katy Xiomara press, MAO.
Photo credit:Foto Ugo Camera