Owner/designer of KATRIEL, Keny Cohen talks fashion and design

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 These are the designs that a woman can keep in her closet forever and never feel like it has become outdated.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