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Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts 2011, Massey University
CoCA Hall of Fame 2008

Kate Sylvester

Kate Sylvester was a student at Wellington Polytechnic School of Design between 1985-86. She is now one of New Zealand’s most commercially successful and respected fashion designers, with collections that are highly anticipated at both New Zealand and Australian Fashion weeks. Her shows are received with much acclaim and constantly feature as highlights with local and international media, who love Kate’s conceptual strength as a designer.

The label boasts three main lines - Kate Sylvester womenswear, her sister label Sylvester, and her Menswear collection - plus eyewear and footwear. The brand has an established sustainability policy including a commitment to onshore production and an ever expanding stable of ethical and organic fabric options.