Ukrainian born, London based designer Ekaterina Kukhareva is exhibiting her most recent work in the VFS Paris showroom. Having recently displayed her S/S13 garments on the catwalk at our Freemason's Hall during London Fashion week, the collection revolved around strong prints and detailing inspired by the 60's and St Tropez. We caught up with the Central Saint Martin's graduate, to talk about her pieces and Paris.

What has the initial response been to your S/S13 collection?
I have had a fantastic response from my show in London. In Paris, there's a really good atmosphere, great crew and a lot of positive feedback.

Is there a favourite piece/look from the collection that you feel encapsulates your aesthetic?
The look that encapsulated the collection is a woven suit that is really feminine and chic.

What is the importance of showcasing your collection in Paris?
The importance of showing in Paris is to meet international press and buyers that couldn't make it to the London show. For them it is an opportunity to look at the collection up close and to ask any questions they may have.

As a platform, what support has VFS provided you with this season that you are most grateful for?
For me it was an opportunity to do a show, to be able to showcase my designs to a
greater audience.

What will you be doing in Paris outside of the VFS showroom- making the most of the surrounding city, or taking much deserved respite from the pace of recent weeks?
I definitely enjoy the surroundings, food and wine in Paris.

Ekaterina's full collection will be available to view in the Vauxhall Fashion Scout paris Showroom until 2nd October 2012.

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