Keny Cohen is the owner and designer of KATRIEL. Her designs have been worn by many celebrities including Marina Sirtis from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Kendall Jenner from “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. Keny took out some time to chat with Media Mikes about fashion and design.
Mike Gencarelli: Tell us about how you started “Katriel Designs”?
Keny Cohen: I started Katriel over summer as more of a hobby and something that I had always enjoyed doing. Little by little the line began to develop and more and more people started showing interest making my dreams of being a fashion designer a reality.
MG: How did it feel to have someone like Kendall Jenner wear your designs during Fashion’s Night Out in LA and support your collection?
KC: It felt amazing! knowing that someone that is so hot right now in fashion want to wear your creations feels like a huge validation in the industy.
MG: In an every changing design world, how do you stay on stop of fashion?
KC: As Yves Saint Laurent said, “fashions fade, style is eternal.” I completely agree with him and I don’t feel like I am someone who follows trends. Although i like to add things that keep my designs fresh and modern, overall I stick with shapes and styles that have lasted through trends and will always be in demand. These are the designs that a woman can keep in her closet forever and never feel like it has become outdated.
MG: What do you have planned next for your line?
KC: Spring 2013! http://www.KatrielDesigns.com