Latvian born designer Katya Shehurina specialises in bridal and evening wear and loves that she is able to help make women feel special on their special day. Her designs are demi couture so you can walk in to her Kingly Court store off Carnaby Street, look at her sample designs and then tweak – if you want the waist line raised or lowered that’s fine or if you want more or less embellishments that’s OK too.
She also likes to create different looks for the same outfit.
The Aria gown is delicate and feminine with a soft pleated bodice and spaghetti straps. The fabric is silk crepe with a tulle overlay.
To create a different look, there is the lace embroidered gilet scattered with pearl beads and sequins which covers the chest and ties at the back with grosgrain ribbon.
Katya explains that this gilet can be also worn with a simple day dress or a tee shirt with jeans to add a touch of glamour.
Most of her dresses are loose and free flowing which helps created different looks. Katya shows us how to create different looks with this dark grey silk crepe gown with corsage from her Spring/Summer 2112 collection:
Looking elegant left loose
Tied with belt for a more fitted look
It is also looking good with this silk taffeta jacket which is open at the front so as not to hide the corsage.
Other designs are:
Her skirts have a drawstring type fastening which fits all sizes and is great news for after a big meal. One of her clients bought her longest skirt to wear as a strapless dress providing another optional look.
A thigh length jacket which actually unzips to create a waist length jacket. There are two hand beaded brooches with the jacket which can be positioned as two large buttons or just anywhere for decoration.
My favourite is this pink lace embroidered short dress from her AW11 collection and available to buy online. Price £195 It only comes in one size which can be adjusted to fit a size 8 to a size 12.
Wear with a separate purple peony collar for that special wow factor.
And for a different look wear a belt
Katya studied fashion design and pattern making at ESMOD in Paris and graduated in 2007 with a specialization in haute couture. Since her graduation she has concentrated on developing her own brand called KatyaKatya Shehurina in bridal and evening wear.
Visit her boutique at Unit 2.10, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street 49, London W1B 5PW
Or her online boutique www.onlineshehurina.com