Katherine

As a Designer

Sensual lines, dramatic colors, sparkling embellishments, nature’s geometry, bohemian decadence, and opulent eras of fashion make me swoon. Mid-century vintage elements, structured woven fabrics, and architectural silhouettes softened by feminine details are common themes in my work. 

My approach to design has always been to infuse art with the synergy of craftsmanship.  Starting with detailed illustrations that consider the construction process and continuing via precise patterns and sewing, my paramount goal is to create the gown that will delight you. When I say that I “design with the bride in mind”, it means that your considerations and needs come first. 

As a Dressmaker

For more than 30 years, I have studied and practiced the art of dressmaking in a lifelong pursuit of technical skill and beauty.  My couture training results in a degree of stability, fit, and comfort that far outpaces mass-market gowns.

A Little Backstory

At the tender age of four, I shredded my grandmother’s brand new skirt for a hula costume.  Undeterred from the following spanking, I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) of San Francisco with a degree in fashion design 20 years later.  I also hold a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).

My work has been worn by hundreds of brides, celebrities,  and dancers worldwide, and featured in several fashion industry publications and blogs.

In addition to creating couture gowns for my clients, I have served as Head Seamstress at Vera Wang San Francisco providing the highest level of service and proficiency to our exacting brides.  It is my pleasure to bring this same level of expertise and care to my personal clients.