Designed by Malibu native Katharine Polk, HOUGHTON is the rapidly growing, highly acclaimed designer Ready to Wear brand gaining loyalty with millennials worldwide. HOUGHTON is disrupting the bridal gown industry with a whole new vision of what wedding wear can be: sexy, edgy and fashionable.
The name Houghton is a reference to Katharine Houghton Hepburn, Ms. Polk’s muse and inspiration. Her chic, sexy, timeless style is the brand’s touchstone.
Katharine was awarded the Caleres St. Louis Fashion Fund Emerging Designer Award in October of 2015 and was a finalist for the Fashion Group International’s 2015 and 2016 Rising Star award, has been named “One to Watch” (WWD), “The Next Big Thing” (Style.com), and has received generous accolades from all the major fashion press.
HOUGHTON is now sold to top RTW boutiques, department stores and forward thinking bridal ateliers; a combined total of over 50 doors in 12 countries. HOUGHTON is proudly made in America.
Founders: Katharine Polk & Carol Rosenstein