clothing is a tool we use everyday to create our own identity, which in turns shows what we represent and helps us to connect to our beliefs and to those around us.
we believe in representation and identity.
when you see others who look like you, doing what you want to do, there is an invisible connection formed, guiding you, encouraging you to do that too.
we believe in craftsmanship.
our garments are designed and manufactured in Vancouver, Canada. we hand cut and make in small batches, so there is no mass production.
we believe in honesty, integrity and creativity.
we stay true to the traditional techniques, but we are also not afraid to digress, in the creation of our creative expression.
we believe in sustainability.
by incorporating deadstock fabric and minimal seaming into our collections as our way to reduce waste. we make in small batches, so there is no excess stock at the end of each season.
our philosophy is simply to create beautiful, sculptural silhouettes, that infuse diversity and articulate your sense of self.
So, this is me.
I’m Kate Pierre. The owner, designer and everything inbetween, at KATE&FRANCES.
I like to think of myself as an acute observer of the world around me.
where self expression and freedom are paramount, I create limited edition collections of sculptural silhouettes, which allows you, the wearer the space and the platform to express your own identity.
I love layers, pleating, tucking and minimal seaming in creating sculptural, voluminous and ambiguous silhouettes.
this is my creative outlet that allows me, to help you, be the light, and bring the best you out into this world.