Katerina was born in Chania, Crete and was raised in a home where art was a way of life and artistic expression was encouraged. The idea behind the brand was born inside the Makriyianni family workshop where Katerina was introduced to the art of jewelry. Before the launch of her first personal collection Katerina was trying to find a way to combine the world of theater that she loves so much with the art of handmade jewelry that her parents taught her. To this empty canvas she brought her Greek heritage, the Cretan tradition that she was raised with, the love of art and design and her highly developed aesthetic sense.
In 2015 Katerina presented her first personal collection at the Paris Fashion Week in collaboration with Maria Kastani as global brand ambassador and as an incubator of the new brand. Since then, the brand has enjoyed global recognition, and has been seen on famous fashion week front-rowers and global fashion magazines alike.