Designers and fashionista sisters behind Paulina Katarina
Fashion is in the DNA of sisters Surya and Ratna. Born and bred in Bali from a family of clothing manufacturers, the sisters started designing at an early age, making the textile factory their playground. They studied at university in Australia, but decided to return to Bali to continue the family business, which had been operating for over 30 years.
In 2011, Surya and Ratna started their own label: Paulina Katarina – a combination of their middle names – which were also the names of their great grandmothers. Paulina Katarina started as an online store, which soon evolved into pop-ups, exhibitions at Fashion Week, and now multiple boutiques across the island (and one in Singapore)!
Paulina Katarina’s signature style is best known for its feminine and eclectic designs across casual, cosmopolitan and resort wear, bringing traditional Indonesian motifs, batik and tenunan, to the wardrobes of modern women.