"Minimal, well tailored, and monochromatic, obviously a lot of talent here.."
-Marjorie Skinner, The Portland Mercury
"Both a designer and a model, she has a clean aesthetic that bodes well with today's market. She took a really modern take on every day work wear. I mostly appreciated the level of detail and tailoring she executed in the jeans and blazers. As a designer myself, I know how much work it takes to make garments look so professionally made. Very impressed. I'd definitely wear that jumpsuit in grey. So sexy and professional."
-regarding Portland Fashion Week SS14 Collection, Tayler Worrell, styleinterplay.com
Raised in a military family that was always on the move, Kate observed at a young age that true self expression begins on the inside and is celebrated through personal style. Inspired by many regions and influences her aesthetic is diverse and elevates the basics to new levels of modernity and nostalgia.
After graduating from the Art Institute of Portland with a BFA in Apparel Design in 2013, Kate's clothing has appeared in XDV Magazine, on celebrity Bella Tatarian, featured in Portland Fashion Week Spring 2014, and reviewed by several publications including Eyes & Edge.
In 2014 Kate partnered with Barbara Seipp of the former Isaac Hers to create Karl vonBuck, a small premium denim label manufactured in the US. As an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Portland she has taught Technical/CAD Sketching and Retail Management classes. In the past she has shared her design skills as an illustrator for Nike sport performance apparel and acted as a product development consultant for Portland based company Maywood Apparel.
Kate is currently an apparel designer for Adidas Basketball, working on inline collections, icon product and seasonal moments. Some of her favorite projects have been the 2016/17 NBA Christmas Day Uniforms, a special Muhammad Ali Louisville Uniform Kit, Texas A&M Armed Forces Classics Kit, and SS19 Pro Madness Apparel Collection.
In her spare time Kate loves throwing pottery, leading knitting workshops, sewing, sketching, sending typewritten letters to friends and family, seafood, wine, cooking, hot yoga, camping, traveling and her 1981 Datsun Pickup. Kate also acknowledges how ridiculous it is to write a bio in third person and thanks you kindly for reading it.