KATHRINE NASTEVA - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

KATHRINE NASTEVA - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kathrine drives the strategy and operations for LOZENA. Kathrine has lived, worked, and traveled around the world. Before realizing her own passion for entrepreneurship and starting LOZENA alongside her sister and mother, she collaborated with women leaders in Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean to create impactful training and mentoring programs to help them grow their businesses. Her Eastern European heritage and experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin America have shaped her views on the intersection of business and sustainable development, which are evident in LOZENA’s mission and operations. Kathrine earned her Master’s in international trade and finance from the University of Denver and a B.A. from Marquette University.


VIKTORIA NASTEVA - CREATIVE DIRECTOR

VIKTORIA NASTEVA - CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Viktoria designs LOZENA's collections and leads sourcing, product development, production and quality control for the company. Viktoria’s mother and grandmother inspired her to start LOZENA. Her grandmother was a seamstress and folk singer in Bulgaria - a master of sewing, leatherwork and embroidery. Her mother also designed and created her own garments, eventually spurring Viktoria’s interest in fashion. She holds a B.A. from Indiana University’s School of Journalism, and before starting LOZENA, Viktoria reported on environment and culture for Novinite.com, the leading English-language news source in Bulgaria. She brings a passion for environmentalism to LOZENA, using only the highest-quality natural, organic and recycled materials in her garments. Viktoria also works to revive authentic Slavic traditions through her designs, ultimately putting the Balkans on the fashion map.