Kate Sylvester

Bachelor of Design (Hons) Fashion Design

Kate Sylvester first designed and sold clothes at the age of 14. They were snapped up at her local markets.

Fast forward a few years. Kate owns a globally-successful fashion business. And her clothes are still being snapped up.  This time by the fashionistas of London, Sydney and Rome.

Kate studied clothing and textiles at Massey University (then the Wellington Polytechnic) in the mid 1980s.

She worked in Europe for three years, before moving back to New Zealand to launch her first label in 1993.

Since then she’s become one of Australiasia’s premier fashion designers.

It’s the pinnacle of any fashionista’s dream – to be sold in London, New York and Paris. It’s exactly what Kate has done, with her fashion business growing to see her glamorous attire sold all over the world.