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Polk is excited to announce the merging of Katharine Polk Bridal and Houghton as ‘Houghton by Katharine Polk’ in October 2021 which will continue to push boundaries as it has since 2011. Polk is now at the helm of the brand she once created and will now lead it in a new direction with women’s needs and bodies at the forefront. 


Polk has been designing Women's Evening-wear and Couture Bridal since she graduated with a degree in Fashion Design from FIDM in Los Angeles. She moved to New York in 2006 to work for Badgley Mischka Couture as an assistant designer. Since then Polk became a Fashion Editor and launched Houghton in 2011. Polk went on to be a 3 time FGI nominee and a St Louis Fashion Fund Caleres Group winner in 2015. Polk has designed iconic wedding looks for Ashlee Simpon and Evan Ross, Nicole Trunfio and dressed red carpet VIP's like Lily Collins, Selena Gomez, Hailey Bieber, Kylie jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Carmen Egojo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Melanie Lynskey and many more.

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