New Website Launch
Launch of the new Katya Fernandez website in celebration of the brand’s 30th Anniversary in 2020.
Hotel De La Paix Event – Lugano
Event at the Hotel De La Paix in Lugano, Switzerland, to present Katya Fernandez’ bags Collection in collaboration with Chris Cerf Beachwear and Pet Series.
Swiss Diamond Hotel Event – Lugano
Summer Presentation of Katya Fernandez’ bags and of Pet Series’ Accessories Collection and Pet Covers (iPhone covers) in a special event at the Swiss Diamond Hotel Lugano, in Switzerland.
Andermatt Swiss Alps – Event
Christmas Lunch organized in partnership with Andermatt Swiss Alps at the Baccarat Lounge in Milan, in December of 2019.
Pet Covers Launch
Launch of the Pet Series Collections latest model “Pet Covers” (iPhone Cases) at the Bloggers’ Day Event, organized at Showroom Settala 29, in Milan, in November of 2019.
Black & White Collection Launch – Milan
Launch in Italy of the New Pet Series Collection “Black & White” at Showroom Settala 29, during Milan Fashion Week, in September of 2019.
Chinese MTM Milan Seminar
Participation at the Supply Chain Value Leader’s Meeting, in July of 2019. In the pictures, Katya’s speech about Italian Leather Accessories for the participants.
What’s in the Bag?
Second video of the project: What’s in the bag with model Kelly Chen, in November of 2019.
New Showroom: Settala 29
Presentation of the New Showroom Pet Series: Showroom Settala 29, located between Milan’s Central Station and Porta Venezia, with the introduction of the video project: What’s in the bag with Katya Fernandez, in July of 2019.
Salone Del Mobile 2019 – Andermatt Swiss Alps Lounge
Special Guest: Andermatt Swiss Alps. Event during the International Furniture Fair at Katya Fernandez Showroom, at Palazzo Durini, in April of 2019.
Black & White Collection Launch – Paris
Presentation of the New Pet Series Collection “Black & White” at NOB Showroom in Paris, during Paris Fashion Week, in March of 2019.
Lega Nazionale per la Difesa del Cane Event – Sezione di Milano
Pet Series participation, as special guest, in the event dedicated to our Pet friends at the Grand Hotel ed Milan, in December of 2018.
Pet Series Campaign Shooting
Photographer Steve Thornton shooting the Pet Series Accessories Collection Campaign in Milan, in May of 2018.
La Prima del Balletto Le Corsaire at Teatro La Scala
Katya designed the decorations and embroideries for the Ballet Costumes in collaboration with Set Designer and Costume Designer Luisa Spinatelli, in April of 2018.
Salone Del Mobile 2018
Presentation of “Golden Shades” Exhibition: Design Pieces by Katya Fernandez, MVG Jewels, Andrea de Carvalho and the Zozimo Armchair from Ronald Sasson at Katya Fernandez’ Showroom at Palazzo Durini, in Milan, during the International Furniture Fair, in April of 2018.
Designing Colors by Steve Thornton
Launch of “Designing Colors” Video created by Steve Thornton and Katya Fernandez, during Milan Fashion Week, in March of 2018.
Chiara & Style Event
Presentation of the Pet Series Foulards line at the Chiara & Style event hosted by Chiara Besana, at Libreria Mondadori in Milan, in December of 2017.
Launch of Pet Series Accessories
Fashion Show at Galleria Battaglia in partnership with the Austrian brand The Small Gatsby, during Milan Fashion Week, in September of 2017.
Princess Aminah’s Wedding
Creation of an exclusive piece, costumed from the Crystal Shades Collection, for the weeding of Princess Aminah, Tunku de Johor from Malaysia, in July of 2017.
Salone Del Mobile 2017
Katya Fernandez was invited by Albed to display her Classics Accessories Collection during the International Furniture Fair, in Milan, in April of 2017.
Pet Series Foulards
Launch of Pet Series Silk Foulards at Katya’s Concept Store Boutique SLS, in October of 2016.
Miami Collection Shooting
Photographer Steve Thornton, shooting the new Miami Collection Campaign at Como Lake and at the new architectonic buildings Area in Milan, Piazza Gae Aulenti, in September of 2016.
Amazon Leather Collection Launch
Press Launch of the new Amazon Leather Collection, made of Pirarucu fish skin, at the Galleria Battaglia, during Milan Fashion Week, in September of 2016.
Pirarucu leather is a beautifully textured alternative to bovine (cow) leather and is made from wasted Pirarucu fish skin. Produced only in Brazil, the creation of pirarucu leather supports small communities in the Amazon biome through income generation and biodiversity preservation.
Children from Thailand
Participation at Hotel Splendido di Lugano’s Charity Event for Children from Thailand, in May of 2016.
Katya Fernandez Collection Launch – Beijing
Launch of Katya Fernandez’ handbags Collection in Beijing, China, in May of 2016.
Pet Series Foulards Campaign
Photographer Steve Thornton, shooting the new Pet Series Foulards Campaign at. Castello Sforzesco, Sempione Park and SLS Concept Store Boutique, in Milan, in April of 2016.
Salone Del Mobile 2016 – Neyde Handbag
Presentation of Katya Fernandez’ Collection new clutch, NEYDE, at the SLS Concept Store Boutique, during the International Furniture Fair in Milan, in April of 2016.
Kaya Fernandez presents NEYDE, a handbag model inspired by the rewarded Zozimo Armchair, that made her fall in love with. Zozimo Armchair is a creation of the Brazilian designer Ronald Scliar Sasson, who won the A’Designer Award and competition in 2015 in Italy. The handbag model as the chair has the minimalist and geometric style of the 50’.
New Mongolia Line Bags
Launch of the Mongolia Line of handbags for Katya Fernandez’ Winter Accessories Collection at the Hotel Principe Di Savoia Milano, during Milan Fashion Week, in March of 2016.
Vita for Nepal
Participation at the Vita for Nepal Charity Event by Vita Association, in November of 2015.
An event organised at the Chateau Montfort in Milan by V Fashion World, with the intent to raise founds to help Nepal. We are proud to have participated at this event. You can discover more about Vita for Nepal by clicking here.
SLS Concept Store Boutique
Opening of our SLS Concept Store Boutique, at Maroncelli District in Milan, during Milan Fashion Week, in October of 2015.
Presentation of the Katya Fernandez Collection at Showroom San Babila, in the heart of Milan, during Milan Fashion Week, in October of 2015.
Voguish Days – Fashion Show – Fashion & Celebrities Event
Austrian media and television Fashion Channel “Voguish TV”, transmitted the Katya Fernandez Collection Fashion Show, held at the Fashion & Celebrities Event in Milan, in September of 2015.
Giovanna Battaglia’s Wedding
Creation of an exclusive piece, costumed from the Crystal Shades Collection for the wedding of Giovanna Battaglia, in June of 2015.
Crystal Flowers Collection Launch
Evening Cocktail at Prince di Savoia Hotel Milano for the Launch of the new Crystal Flowers Accessories line by Katya Fernandez, during Milan Fashion Week, in March of 2015. Combining Crystals and Canvas, the New Collection has a Brazilian mood inspiration.
Katya Fernandez’ interview for the Vienna media and television Fashion Channel “Voguish TV”, which visited our Showroom at Palazzo Durini, in Milan, during Milan Fashion Week, in September of 2012.
Blue & Joy by Arthoughts
Hats Collection Presentation in partnership with the contemporary artists Blue & Joy, in October of 2012.
Arthoughts – Hats Collection
Launch of the new Arthoughts Collection of Hats in Milan, in July of 2012.
Arthoughts is the first fashion accessories collection signed in limited edition by young and established contemporary artists and designers: a new concept Gallery which enters into the world of fashion for the first time. The new collection is the fruit of an idea by three creatives: Paola Colombari (gallery dealer for Art and Design), Katya Fernandez (accessories stylist), and Marco Gualtieri (entrepeneur in the sectors of finance and communications).
In a world which is increasingly futuristic and imaginary, where the language of form increasingly becomes aesthetic creation, the new brand Arthoughts intends to be the first reference for Look-Art, where the main actor is the “artwork-accessory”.
Arthoughts – Elephant Parade
Hat’s Collection created for the Elephant Parade Event, during Milan Fashion Week in September of 2011.
Elephant Parade (registered as Elephant Parade BV) is an open-air exhibition dedicated to saving the Asian elephant from extinction. For one or more months, hundreds of painted elephant sculptures, specially created by artists, are placed in the streets of one or more host cities with the aim of increasing public awareness of the plight of the elephant and gaining support for Asian elephant conservation. They are then auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Elephant Family Organization.
Katya Fernandez Collection at Sala Verdi
Presentation of Katya Fernandez’ New Collection at the prestigious Sala Verdi, in the Grand Hotel Et de Milan, during Milan Fashion Week, in September of 2010.
Verdi’s Presidential Suite: The Grand Hotel Et de Milan’s Presidential Suite is dedicated to the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi. The Maestro chose the Suite 105 of the once called “Albergo di Milano” to alternate the hustle and bustle of the city to the quieter and relaxing life of his country house of Sant’Agata. In those years, the Maestro was working at the Othello and on the occasion of his first performance, cheered by the adoring crowd, Verdi went onto the balcony of his apartment with the tenor Tamagno to sing some arias of the opera. The people of Milan showed the same veneration when, some years later, they asked the Director of the Hotel to affix notes regarding the Maestro’s critical health conditions that ultimately led Verdi to his death on January 27th, 1901.
Spazio Ornamenta – Katya Fernandez’ Pop up Boutique in the “Quadrilatero della Moda”
Opening of Katya Fernandez’ Pop Store, Spazio Ornamenta, at the Quadrilatero d’Oro della Moda or Fashion Quadrilateral, in 2010.
The milanese district is bordered by four main thoroughfares – Via Monte Napoleone, Via Alessandro Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia – hence the Quadrilatero reference.
The heart of the neighborhood lies in Via Monte Napoleone, among the the class of most chic and expensive streets in the world – along with New York’s Fifth Avenue and Paris’s Champs-Elysées.
The entirety of the Quadrilatero della Moda consists of refined streets, particularly Via Borgospesso, Via Santo Spirito, Via Bigli, Via Gesù, Via Sant’Andrea and Via Bagutta. Not only, but the zone is very alive in cultural terms, with numerou historic palazzi interspersed with the shops and stores.
Fashion Accessories Seminar – Domus Academy Milano
Katya Fernandez held a Fashion Accessories Seminar for Hong Konghese students at Domus Academy, in October of 2009.
Domus Academy is a private school of design in Milan, Italy. It offers post-graduate and professional courses in fashion, industrial design, and design management. Domus Academy was founded in 1982 by the Mazzocchi family, owners of Editoriale Domus, which publishes Domus and Quattroruote magazines.
Maria Grazia Mazzocchi was president of the school, Gianfranco Ferré was on the staff from 1983 to 1989, and Andrea Branzi was cultural director for its first ten years.