From her early years learning the art of identifying trends working with Jos Berry at international fashion forecasting company, The Fashion Service, to leading design teams in her capacity as Design Director for high street retailers such as Marks & Spencer, Miss Selfridge, Tesco, Debenhams and Jasper Conran London, and after over 25 years in retail and manufacturing, giving her the unique perspective on design insight and commerciality, Kate has returned to the world she loves, once again working alongside Jos at Concepts Paris.
Kate’s design vision is a practice, an all consuming obsession with resort and beachwear. A love of the beach and hot weather destinations combined with her extensive design experience has driven her to create the newly launched Resortwear trend report. A regular at Miami Swim Week and a lifetime member of the ‘I Love Ibiza’ club, Kate is immersed in the world of resort, creating innovative and inspiring design insight into all things beach!
‘Turbulent times call for change, to re-evaluate and re-think how we approach design and product development. I believe the future of fashion depends on responsible sourcing, considered design and intelligent buying. That said, now more than ever, the freedom to be creative is elemental, to be inspired and inspiring, to explore and experience the world of art, tech, travel and culture remains as ever the key to innovation’. I am fascinated with the extraordinary advancements in 3D digital design where science, technology and design merge to create digital-only fashion, raising new discussions around the idea of a utopian future and its relationship to the human body.’