NEW SERIES: Interview with Katja from Amiki Children
This week Amiki Children, a wonderful nightwear label from Estonia, is celebrating its 1st Birthday! Clap-clap!!!
Here’s a little inside peek into the life of the brand’s designer and owner Katja Skurd. Find out her passions and weaknesses!
Who are you?
I am the designer and owner of AMIKI children brand. I am also passionate for cooking and gardening! I remember cooking with my daughter, then 8 months old, sitting on a table playing with limes and smelling garlic aromas. Now they eat everything. In summer I grow vegetables and flowers, so beetroots and coriander, roses, lavender and peonies are in favor. Flowers are enormous source of inspiration for me.
How long have you been a designer?
I used to be a lawyer but my passion for fashion burst out when I gave birth to my first child, so I headed to Academy of Arts for a degree. When I was little I was literally drawing 12 hours a day and told my grandma that I will be a fashion designer when I grow up. So I listen carefully when my kids tell me who they will be in the future.
What does style mean to you?
I think style is all about personality, simplicity and good taste. Without these three, it would be hard. Personally I love colours especially pastels. My own style is quite simple at day but I love to get dressed for the evening.
Is there something you would never put on a child?
Capron tights except for ballet classes. Heeled shoes. And I don’t like polyester at all, thats why AMIKI clothes are 100% cotton only.
What’s your favorite time of the year?
I love 4 seasons we have in Estonia, every of them is so inspiring with own colour, smell and mood.
What’s your favorite dish?
Seafood. And there is only one sweet thing I cannot resist Ben&Jerry ice cream.
What’s the latest wow-moment you had?
When my 7 year old daughter made up a “firm” for making pyjamas for dogs. She had 3 styles, paper patterns, 3 different breed dogs as models, each had its own hanging tag, website plan with her mobile ph attached! Like mother like daughter!