Katya Dobryakova
by Stephen Garner
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Photos by Kyra Ross

Designer Katya Dobryakova, Samantha Angelo from The Eye Travels and Sophie Macks from Beyond The Mag celebrated the opening of the new Katya Dobryakova SoHo boutique on Thursday, November 3.

Guests included: opera soprano Anna Nettrebko, tennis hall of famer Marat Safin, actress Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Kurpis, Flora Irving, Peter Davis, Kipton Cronkite and Jasmine Lobe, among others. Music was provided by 16-year old rising star DJ, Callie Reiff.

The new 650 square-foot store located at 463 Broome Street, houses Dobryakova’s seasonal collections for men and women. Known for her embroidered sweatshirts which retail for $250 to $350 (depending on the size and/or complexity of the embroideries), the store also sells t-shirts and other embroidered garments.

Dobryakova is a contemporary Russian fashion designer who established herself as a style leader in her native country by weaving wit and satire with bold colors and ironic riffs on popular culture. Her first foray in design came when she printed a subversive image of President Vladimir Putin on a T-shirt. Dobryakova soon produced and sold out of hundreds of this inaugural style, prompting the designer to channel her rebellious touch and launch her own brand for both women and men in 2011.

Dobryakova’s collection are sold in her eponymous Moscow flagship and stores all around the world such as Tsum and Podium Market in Moscow, The Place in London, Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Avenue in Kazakhstan and Shop at Sauce in Dubai.