Ah, Evens - Kate's clothes, much like Kate herself, walk this beautiful line of being perfectly playful. We sense a move towards sophistication with her latest line; leathers, hand painted and dyed silks, and barely-there patterns. We'd follow this chick into whatever vibe she's feeling.
Name: Kate de Para
Product: Everyday Womenswear
Location: Houston, TX
Astrological sign: Such an Aries
What you had for breakfast: Coffee, twice
We're so happy you're coming back for another Feliz year! Can you tell us a little bit about what you have in store for us this season?
I am bringing lots of hand dyed and printed smocks, tops and jumpers! I am also bringing a lot of newness like pigskin suede smocks and rompers, and black silks and organzas for holiday parties.
Houston talent isn't fucking around - how do you think living there influences your work?
Man, sing it. The best part about this city is that everyone helps everyone. It is so supportive. We are also very lucky to have some of the best galleries and museums in the world here, and they aren't afraid to dig deep into the local community and include our emerging talent in their shows and events. People really believe in this place and being a part of its growth.
I'm really curious - what would you say if someone asked you what "Houston style" is?
Thats my favorite part about it- there is no "style." I've lived in other cities in the past where trends caught on so to the max that it was stifling. Folks here really let their flags fly and get weird. At any given event / restaurant / bar you'll find dozens of cultures and broad age ranges which I love.
What do you think people assume about your work that isn't actually true?That it won't look good on them!
I overhear a lot of women say things like "Eggy shapes are unflattering on me" or "I need dresses with a cinched waist, I can't wear that." That so quickly changes the moment they get the garment on! The drape of the textile naturally gives the garment shape and to me creates the most female form you can find.