Fashion designer and strategist, Mexico.
Leather or suede: leather
Neutral or bright: neutral
Print or even: even
Sweet or salty: salty
Now: Erin Wasson, Kate Bosworth, Chloe Sevigny, Rosie Huntington Whitely, Margeaux Lonnberg, Elisa Sednoui, Miranda Kerr.
Then: Iman, Bianca Jagger, Jane Birkin, Anita Pallenberg, Angelica Houston, Charlotte Rampling
Designer: Isabel Marant (obsessed)
New upcoming designer: Anthoy Vaccarello, Olivier Rousteing
Favorite spot: Sea of Cortez
Dessert: Caramel ice cream from Roxy ice cream shop
Guilty pleasure: E-bay
Musical, movie or character: Annie Hall
Blog: Fashion Gone Rouge
Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Perfume: This constantly changes and it is mostly men’s fragrances that I wear. Now it is Colonia Aqua di Parma
Book: The Catcher in the Rye, Rayuela, One hundred years of solitude
Piece from your closet: My mother’s suede fringe Ann Taylor jacket from the 80’s
Boutique worth stopping by: American Rag in L.A. and Pixie Market in NY
Online: Bonadrag.com, thenewguard.com and nastygal.com
The Fancy Archive & Harper´s Baazar Mexico present Galia Katz
Shoe designer Galia Katz has an extraordinary gift when it comes to creativity, but she is best known as one of the best strategists within the fashion industry. She has a degree in textile design by Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and worked as a model for more than 10 years. She is Women’s Weekend’s co-editor, a space that brings together influential female figures in Mexico that results in a weekend full of great women-oriented activities, conferences and products in order to celebrate the power of women. In 2009 she launched her shoe line, Plomo, and in 2015 she will launch the first collection for a high-end sister brand of a long time Mexican brand called Dorothy Gaynor.
Galia loves to run, mountain bike, she is a hard-core foodie, an obsessive E-bay shopper, and a contemporary art collector. Her best achievement is her daughter Nico and when it comes to business she is an example of a successful woman. But we love her for one more thing. When it comes to style, she always conquers a “doubletake.” Urban, sexy and relaxed define her style and for her, a woman who pulls it together is she who has great confidence. “A woman with great style is she who expresses confidence and looks as if it was put together effortlessly,” she said. She collects vintage items and she showed us one of her favorite pieces, an Hermès Constance Box handbag from the 70s, and the next thing she’ll add to her closet are the Fall 2015 Isabel Marant oversized military green pants.
Her shoe brand Plomo has become a statement within the fashion world. Her main purpose is to offer fashionable, urban styles and easy to wear designs. Galia enjoys her work because she believes fashion is art. “It’s a form of expression,” she said. “Fashion talks about the mood you’re in, and who you want to be that day.” She believes Isabel Marat has extraordinary designs and fringe details are always a go when putting an outfit together. The 70s and the 80s are her new obsession and beer is always part of her day.
She’s a trendsetter we could say. She’s always thinking outside the box. She’s charming, elegant and chic, and has an incredible confidence. The Fancy Archive celebrates Galia Katz’s singular ability to turn her passion into a business through her extraordinary creativity.