New Zealand designer Kate Sylvester’s conceptual collections embody intelligence, witty irreverence, sophistication and modern femininity.
Ever the subtle subversive, Kate Sylvester plays off disparate references, seamlessly stitching sportswear with couture, menswear with womenswear, pop culture with history, high art with punk rock. The resulting collections challenge nostalgic sensibilities with modern use of colour, cut and exclusive in house prints.
Her unpredictable yet elegant brand of quirk extends beyond an aesthetic to a culture and philosophy that is equally at home in department stores internationally, boutiques and her own concept stores in New Zealand. Kate Sylvester consciously designs for herself and her fiercely loyal client’s lifestyles. These are real clothes for real life.