Katharina Purkarthofer (*1992, Graz, Austria) graduated from Polimoda, Florence in June 2014. As a young and promising footwear & accessories designer she got selected for "Polimoda Talent" and had offers to kick off her career at Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexander Wang or Dolce & Gabbana. But she chose her very own path. Katharina focused on broaden her creative horizon and kept pushing her concepts forward.

Next stop: Milan. In October 2014 she attended the TFORTHREE contest and was one of seven winners that got signed by Italy's first fashion incubator and are now having one collection fully supported by the platform. She's currently in competition with six other designers to get her contract extended. The decision goes by the sales performance of their debut collections.