Katarina Radovic

Katarina Radovic Designer


Katarina hails from Belgrade. After graduating from Istituto Marangoni in Milano she worked with brands such as Dolce and Gabana in Hong Kong and Italy before working exclusively with private clients.


Then, after a vision came to her in 2019, more of which can be read here, she dedicated herself to creating protective armor-style metal jewelry, and Costume Therapy was born.


British Vogue met with Katarina to talk more about Costume Therapy, you can read the transcript of the article below, or you can read on Vogue's website here.


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British Vogue Interview Transcript
Headline: Costume Therapy's Skeletal Jewelery is Loved by Scientists and Vogue Cover stars 
Written By: Alice Cary, 7th August, 2022


Article: Costume Therapy’s skeletal cuffs are not your usual jewellery box finds. Belgrade-born founder Katarina Radovic, who launched her brand on the cusp of the pandemic, describes the metalwork as “body adornments” and “power objects” that move intuitively with the body. 
“It was unexpected for me,” says the designer who pivoted from making bespoke costumes to creating jewellery for a diverse clint list, including scientists, tattoo artists, doctors and videographers. “Once they hop on the boat, they stay.”


The brand’s unique work caught the attention of British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, who selected an eye-catching piece for the cover and pages of the August 2022 Pride issue. Model Jordan Barrett wears the Centipede Glove – the result of tireless work and intricate joinery techniques – that can be worn alone or on both arms like sleeve armour.

Katarina has, for the most part, operated as a one-woman team throughout her career. Nowadays, she does the initial design and sculpting process herself, then enlists a specialist to cast her prototypes in wax. “I have boxes full of sculpted ideas… I could go on forever,” she shares.

Next, she carefully manufactures pieces in collaboration with a workshop in Bali, where she’s based. “I work with a jeweler who is extremely smart, a kind of a genius who’s always willing to learn, experiment and explore,” she explains. The final stage? Assembling the work by hand herself.

The Vogue shoot was a career-defining moment, but Katarina has her sights set high. Who would she like to see wear Costume Therapy next? Grimes or Grace Jones – you can understand why. 


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