The Coat by Katya Silchenko: long-lasting inspiration for empowering women
the COAT by Katya Silchenko — a Ukrainian prêt-à-porter womenswear brand founded by Katya Silchenko in 2014. Having been founded in the trying times for the country — at the dawn of the revolution — due to Katya’s insane energy, business grip, and ability to adapt, the brand went on finding its fans in Ukraine and abroad. Color blocking, sustainability, custom tailoring service, attention to detail, and quality Italian fabrics became the cornerstone for the pieces in every collection of the brand.
The brand is on the top list of Ukrainian first lady Elena Zelenska, celebrities such as Maye Musk, Rita Ora, Amanda Steele, international bloggers etc.
Katya’s source of inspiration are women around: strong, passionate and delicate at the same time. It is also quite noticeable that the COAT by Katya Silchenko emphasizes femininity in all of its collections. It is not only about the silhouettes, but about the feelings and emotions that women experience. And the COAT by Katya Silchenko is created to be a perfect companion for women in many important moments of their lives: first date, anniversary, public speech, celebration of pregnancy, weddings. Women and their energy are the designer’s main inspiration, and Katya wants to be able to represent each part of their amazing personalities.
With the unity of a mindful client-oriented approach, sustainability, and recognizable design — the COAT by Katya Silchenko has struck the chord of the concept of clothes as “companions” — where you seek to prefer their quality and originality over quantity.
Katya Silchenko - a founder and creative director of Ukrainian fashion brand the COAT by Katya Silchenko.
Before the COAT by Katya Silchenko came to life, its founder had a successful TV career and was a professional ballroom dancer. This is where Katya borrowed many techniques and ideas for the DNA of the brand:
“It is probably why there are so many colors, textures, or combinations in the COAT. The clothes flirt with the customers, as with viewers during the show, taking all the attention. I believe the experience in ballroom dancing gave me the courage and extraordinary vision of the fashion industry. Now I am not afraid of any design experiments”
Dancing has also found its way into the brand’s designs, easily recognizable due to the freedom of movement they ensure combined with originality and authenticity.
Katya Silchenko is also an official ambassador of L’OREAL Paris. She was the first Ukrainian woman who did the runway of L’OREAL Paris Le Défilé show at Paris Haute Couture Week with Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Doutzen Cruz etc.
‘Woman of the III Millennium’ in the category “Rating’ (2016)
‘Best Fashion Awards’ in a nomination ‘ Discovery of the Year’ (2017)
‘Style Icon’ by ELLE Style Awards (2019)
‘Best Designer’ via COSMOPOLITAN Awards‘Best Womenswear Brand’ by Pink magazine‘The Best Womenswear Designer’ by BFA (2021)