Katy Garbuz was born in Kazan, Russia. She graduated from Fine Arts School & Banking college there, then moved to Cambridge to do her foundation in photography and got at Istituto Marangoni London the following year to do the three-year course in Fashion Styling. While she was studying at Istituto Marangoni she did lots of internships and work experience at Tom Ford, Mawi, Temperley London, Idol magazine and Browns Focus among others.
After graduating she moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne and work for Temperley London; after a year in Paris, she went to Kiev where she was offered the job of curator of the Fashion Styling course at Kiev Fashion Institute. Along with this she became a personal stylist for Daria Shapovalova and later, art director for Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days, which includes Fashion Scout London, Kiev & Paris.