Founder and Creative Director | Kate Ford

Who is Kate?

A compilation of love, adventure and an intense design career all join forces in Kate Ford’s own signature fashion label, KATE FORD.

A creative reflection of her, it’s refined but a little rebellious; insatiably curious, and inherently warm. 

Growing up in an artistic household, surrounded by painting and sewing, Kate and her sister were constantly playing dress-ups in their mother’s clothes and a vocation in fashion seemed to be in the stars from an early age. 

Kate completed high school in the small town of Camden, South West of Sydney, and shortly after enrolled in a Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design at Whitehouse Institute of Design in Surry Hills. Her first brand began as a university project, hand making delicate lingerie using off cuts of vintage French lace, but quite quickly became an international success and launched Kate into the industry at age 20.

Since then, she has risen through the ranks of numerous prominent Australian design houses, gaining rigorous training, invaluable experiences and countless passport stamps, all of which have shaped the essence of KATE FORD.

From the cobbled streets of Paris to the sparkling coastline of LA, these travels are woven into the very fabric of Kate’s brand, along with her love of poetry and innate desire to live differently.