Still based in London and a true city chick, Kate Bentley was born within the sound of Bow Bells and has thrived on the smell of pollution ever since.
After taking a rather circus route via Professional Violinist and co-owner of a fashion label, she’s got there in the end and is very happy to delight in the feast of wonder that the design world – vintage and modern, British and International – has to offer. Kate can also turn her hand to mixed media art works and doesn’t take a bad photo..in fact, with an additional love of writing she thinks she may just’ve stumbled on the single job in the whole world that finally pulls all her talents together. Just a shame that her rather fine flying staccato is no longer required.
A mother of two gorgeous children she’s a bit bemused as to why, now that she’s no longer a musician and finally has money to spend, everything is advertised to her via the medium of youth? Much as she loves the young, she refuses to believe that true style has a sellby date. She sincerely believes that women come in all shapes and sizes and that many of her older icons are some of the most stylish women she knows – so why does the commercial world ignore them?
As the soap box is now well and truly out – she also believes in sustainable fashion, bringing manufacturing back to the UK and buying less but buying better.
But Kate loves her designer labels and appreciates the artistic workmanship and talent that are the lifeblood of every brand.She has a dream of a beautiful capsule wardrobe filled with the most exquisite bits of crafted design made by true artisans that she could lovingly hand onto the next generation, re-telling a story for each piece.
Only time will tell if her dream can come true.