Katrina is the Founder & Co Owner at Wilka Designs.
Wilka was launched in 2015 and it focuses on the working class women. She started off in advertising, working amongst the big players like BBDO handling major accounts including KFC, only to realize her true passion which was fashion. She decided to jump into the unknown, give up her full time job and worked to achieve and start her own brand, in a thriving and competitive industry. After all, she did graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Fashion from the Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology.
Wilka has been featured in Tatler Asia, as well as Sin Chew Daily newspaper, iFeel, pamper.my, thelevel.my and Jasmine magazine. Katrina was also recently interviewed on Astro V Buzz Malaysia. This year, Katrina has taken it a notch higher, and WILKA will be making its debut at KL Fashion Week.
In a short amount of time, Katrina has gained a following and is well known in the industry, dressing the likes of Soo Wincci, Brynn Lovett, Danielle Chong, Dewi Seriestha and Sarah Lian.
What inspires you?
My parents are definitely my biggest inspiration. Watching them go through life, managing everything and everyone on their own with no help makes me want to be like them. To be strong, focused, compassionate, to always understand and be supportive.
What would you tell your 18 year old self?
Live life but never forget where you came from. Also, never put your dreams on hold!