#NYFW: 60 Seconds with Katty Xiomara
In the spirit of New York Fashion Week, we fired off questions on F/W 2015 and fun personal facts to the designers showcasing their new collections this month. See what Katty Xiomara had to say in this season’s “60 Seconds” Q&A.
The Fabulous Report (TFR): What can we expect from your latest collection at NYFW?
Katty Xiomara (KX): The theme of this collection is “RE-evolution.” Evolve a revolutionary perspective. Like the battle that nature crashes with the mankind evolution, this collection claims the right to be female. Its an elixir of irreverence that pushes for a more feminine outline the concepts more masculine of military uniform. And in a more optimistic vision speaks to us of the need to respect what is natural and alive. This collection seeks the natural organic our urban direction in contrast with the countryside. It’s about understanding the nature and then integrates it in our society in an urban valorization. As a result this mixture, revolutionary military and naturalist, a wave of free and spontaneous movements; emerge pure and clean forms, involving and textured.
(TFR): What were your plans for Valentine’s Day (if you could get away from work?)
(KX): This day is filled with mixed emotions. It is a very special day because my mom passed away on this day 8 years ago. Although it seems like a sad date, it has actually become even more significant.
(TFR): What song are you embarrassed to have in your iTunes?
(KX): In reality I am not ashamed of any of the songs, they are all songs that I like and enjoy hearing.
(TFR): What was the last movie you saw that made you cry?
(KX): After becoming a mother, I think I was “whacked out by my hormones” and cry much easier. The last movie that made me cry was “lullaby for pi” but I cried even more with”Grave of the Fireflies.”
(TFR): You’re at brunch. Sweet or savory?
(KX): Both of course! I like a good balance… to start with savory and end big with the sweet. But if I had to choose between the two… sweet!
(TFR): If you had a time machine and could go back in time…
(KX): Well I would love to go to the rock and roll revolution that spawned in the 50’s and experience the great transformation of young prepies in rockablillies.
(TFR): What career would you have if you hadn’t become a fashion designer?
(KX): I have always loved dancing … But I think maybe it would be an architect or graphic designer.
Katty Xiomara will present her Fall/Winter 2015 collection on Sunday, February 15.