Lakum, a brand whose mien is born of high-fashion roots and cultural inspiration, is the brainchild of Sathya Balakumar and Heather Green. Through their mutual dedication to modern couture, they created a brand tailored for brides seeking a set of unique looks for their wedding weekend. Sathya came to Lakum after working for designers such as Andreas Melbostad, Billy Reid, Jose Ramon Reyes and Miguelina Gambaccini with a graduate degree from Parsons, The New School for Design. Heather came to Lakum after working in fashion sales for brands like Herve Leger, Marni, and Miguelina with a film degree from The University of Miami.
The duo established the brand's identity by mixing structured silhouettes with richly geometric embellishments. Infusing heritage with modernity, Lakum's designs are notable for their focus on quality and construction. Exquisite handcrafting techniques contribute to the luxuriousness and ingenuity of each dress. Using only the finest of fabrications, each piece is developed and produced exclusively in Brooklyn. The collection can be experienced at the Lakum Boutique and at specialty retailers worldwide.