Katya Komarova was born and raised in Russia. As a creative child who loved
to dress up, sing and dance, she graduated from Moscow State University of
Culture and Arts with a degree in acting. But nonetheless, she went on to fulfil
her childhood dream of becoming a model, beginning her career in fashion.
She became one of the most in-demand models in Moscow, travelling to
different countries all around the world.
During her travels around Thailand in 2010, she met a local artisan, who
taught her how to make a leather bracelet. When she returned home to
Russia, she toyed with the idea, crafting a number of leather bags. She
posted pictures of these bags on Facebook and, to her surprise, she started
to receive orders. But it was only when a designer friend of hers used her
bags in his runway during a fashion week that she realised this is what she
wanted to do.
In 2011, Katya established her first label byMosquito creating handmade
leather bags and accessories. Wanting to further her knowledge and
experience, she studied bag design in Florence, Italy at Accademia Riaci. And
only a few months later, she presented her first collection at Mercedes-Benz
Fashion Week Russia.
In 2013, Katya relocated to Australia for love. She launched her namesake
label in 2014 in Adelaide, presenting limited edition capsule collections.
Today, the Katya Komarova brand is focussed on minimal, feminine, versatile
leather goods and selected clothing pieces of the utmost quality.