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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. Her resulting collections are at once eccentric, beautiful and intelligent. Each collection challenges nostalgic sensibilities with modern use of colour, cut and exclusive in-house prints.
Kate Sylvester is committed to supporting our local garment production industry by producing locally made, high quality garments and products that are made to last, with premium materials. Proudly making at least 85% of Kate Sylvester collection in New Zealand. When local manufacture is not possible she works closely with hand-picked factories off shore.
Kate works to create real clothes for real life, modern yet timeless classics that will be loved for a lifetime, not a season. Kate Sylvester has always loved clothes. She believes the true value of clothing is in its design, how it was made and how long it will last.