Houghton, the chic, edgy and luxurious designer Ready-To-Wear line designed by Malibu native Katharine Polk has already received much critical acclaim. Chosen by WWD as “New Designer to Watch” and selected by Style.com as “The Next Big Thing”, Houghton’s distinctive look merges the finest imported fabrics, precise tailoring and exquisite details with simple, timeless silhouettes.
Katharine brings her signature “easy chic” style to the line; the clothes are always wearable and comfortable. She cites Katharine Hepburn and Bianca Jagger as inspirations; strong women with timeless style and confidence. The esthetic extends to Houghton Bride which offers a whole new approach to bridal wear. Stylish, sexy, and timeless gowns, dresses and separates for the woman who seeks something fashionable, unique and non-traditional for her wedding day.
Houghton debuted at Lincoln Center in February, 2012 and in October, 2012 Houghton Bride followed. Houghton has been featured in Vogue internationally, WWD, Elle, The Daily Front Row, W Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Style.com, Vogue.com, Teen Vogue, InStyle.com, People, US, Le Monde, Town and Country, Glamour Brides, Brides and Los Angeles Confidential . Adele, Lilly Collins, Kerry Washington, Julianne Hough, Selena Gomez, Emily Deschanel, and Angelina Jolie are just a few of the celebrities who have discovered the collection.
Houghton was accepted into Milk’s MADE program for emerging designers in 2012 and is a current participant.
Houghton is proud to produce both its collections in New York City. The company is committed to being made in America.
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