Hello, I am Katelyn Zawierucha. I am a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology with a specialization in Intimate Apparel.
People always want to know: why fashion? Why NYC? To me there was no other option--there was no other place for me to pursue what I love. Fashion and clothes have always been an extension of myself. Even from a young age, I was always very fascinated by clothes and garments. I grew up in love with doll clothes, dress up, and paper dolls. Most childhood photos are me dressed up to some degree in costumes.
I have found that inspiration is always closely linked to nature. I am in a constant state of being in awe of nature and the beauty of the earth, and I like to translate that appreciation of the natural world into the beauty of fashion. In addition, I love to study fashion history. Why, when and how fashion were worn, created, and made really spark the creative senses.
Intimate Apparel is the perfect fit for me. There is no other area where technicality and beauty have to be perfectly married. I enjoy the challenge of making a beautiful, highly functional garment. A bra is such a technical garment, but at the end of the day it needs to feel effortless to the wearer. To me, uniting technical detail and beauty in the realm of intimate apparel is the perfect challenge.