MEET THE DESIGNER
Growing up, I was submersed in all things bridal as I watched my mother Eugenia - of Eugenia Couture - create gowns for so many beautiful women. When it came time to choose my own path though, I wanted to do something different. The University of the Arts in Philadelphia became my home away from home as I studied fine art and illustration. The classical training I received there was beyond compare. Painting and drafting were where I focused my studies and felt like I could have the most creative freedom. After my schooling, I worked as a mural painter and fine artist before realizing that my true calling all along was to design refreshing gowns for new generations of brides to come. I became an apprentice for my mother at Eugenia Couture for six years and in 2012 I took on the role of Chief Designer there. In 2016 I celebrated the launch of my own brand – Barbara Kavchok.
Learning from my mother and combining that knowledge with my fine arts background gives me a unique perspective on how I create my designs. I was taught to design with the bride in mind – a piece of advice that I will always stay true to (Thanks, Mom). Today, all of the designs that come out of my studio in Historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania are made with sustainable design techniques and ethically sourced fabrics and textiles.
I’m a runner at heart. I love to run long distance, it gives me the fresh air and motivation I need when I’m in a creative rut or just want to let loose!
My family means the world to me. I’m a mother of 2 and a wife to a wonderful, supportive husband. Being a female business owner has given me the freedom to spend time with my children and I am so grateful for that!
I keep excellent company with a close –knit team of seamstresses and assistants… And yes, you can still find Eugenia in the studio most days working by my side.
NOUN | FASHION | 'faSHen by Barbara Kavchok
The embodiment of artistic self-expression & a reflection of the current times where the wearer participates with and in turn becomes the art.