Kathy Heyndels opened her first Fashion Atelier in the cosmopolitan city of Brussels, Belgium in 1956. Kathy designed haute couture and bridal gowns for Brussel’s elite for over 25 years.
In 1983 Kathy decided to return to her roots and she headed back to Athens where she opened a new Fashion Atelier in fashionable Kolonaki. Fashion ran in the Heyndel’s family and in 1989, Kathy’s son, Yiannis Togo’s took over as Head of Design. With his penchant for design and his strong desire to enter the family business, Yianni launched his first Pret a Porter collection to huge accolades from the Athenian fashion community. Yianni’s personal sense of style, his attention to detail, and his ability to adjust and adapt to the ever-changing tides of fashion while remaining true to the Kathy Heyndels brand and aesthetic have kept the business intact and flourishing. Yianni has been able to build an extremely satisfied, and loyal client base.
Η Brand & Design
At Kathy Heyndels quality is of the utmost importance to Yianni and his team. The Company works with only carefully sourced, 100% natural and authentic fabrications such as silk, satin, taffeta, muslin, and more. Hand embroidery and custom made dresses ensure one of kind items that are truly representative of the client. Swarovski crystals and precious stones are utilized to add elements of elegance and grace to the garments. The Kathy Heyndels design aesthetic incorporates elegance with comfort and style with a heavy focus on the ethereal element in his evening dresses and gowns.
The Kathy Heyndels Woman
The Kathy Heyndels woman knows who she is, what she wants, and has discerning taste. She is a contemporary woman who truly enjoys fashion in all aspects of her life, leading an inspired lifestyle with her friends and family. She is always up on the current fashion trends but never falls victim to them. She remains effortlessly chic and classic in all that she does.
Kathy Heyndels recent and future growth plans are focused on increasing the Brand’s retail footprint within Greece through the creation of luxury boutiques where anyone can indulge in the luxury and comfort of our collections. We are also moving forward with wholesale business inquires outside of Greece.
Kathy Heyndels presents collections during Greek Fashion Week twice a year as well as in 2 in-house installments bi-annually.
Company Achievements / Honors
Kathy Heyndels is currently available worldwide in cities all over Europe such as Paris, Monte-Carlo, St. Tropez, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, and The United Arab Emirates. Collections have been featured in New York and Miami as well. Kathy Heyndels is extremely popular with Greek celebrities, TV personalities, fashion models, bloggers, and businesswomen.We have been commissioned by Princess Katherine of Serbia , The Princess of Saudi Arabia and The Sheikha of The United Arab Emirates to design custom gowns for their black tie events.In 2000 Kathy Heyndels was awarded Best Couture Gown at the Miss World Competition in the USA Kathy Heyndels regularly designs for The Star Hellas Pageant in Athens, Greece.