Designed by

Kat Van Duinen

Production Location

South Africa

Year launched

2010

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Website
http://www.katvanduinen.com

Biography

After relocating to Cape Town from Europe, Polish designer Kat van Duinen’s passion for effortless elegance saw the birth of her eponymous label in Cape Town in 2010, which has since grown to become an iconic fusion of her European heritage and love for the richness of South Africa – a place she now calls home. What began solely as a luxury leather brand quickly grew into a fashion house that evolved to offer ready-to-wear garment collections as well as couture to private clients. Since launching, Kat van Duinen has established itself as a luxury label known for its signature exotic leather pieces, as well as ready-to-wear collections underpinned by a minimalistic aesthetic, and accented by vibrant African influences. At its heart, the brand is proudly South African, guided by a commitment to nurture local artisans and industry, as well as to source materials, whenever possible, from within this rich, eclectic country. Closely intertwined lies the label’s faithfulness to authentic materials, guaranteeing the ultimate in quality and luxury – from genuine exotic leathers to natural-fibre textiles. Refined and sophisticated with a striking edge and a luxurious spirit, Kat van Duinen offers exquisite craftsmanship, premium materials and timeless design.