KATHINKA

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KATHINKA IS A FASHION DESIGNER FROM COPENHAGEN BASED IN LONDON.

I sat down with designer Kathinka Adams to talk about her career in the industry, tips on staying motivated and much more.

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Kathinka Adams is such an inspiring person, self driven and hard working. She is inspired by different cultures, especially tradition Japanese fashion. This mixed with her Scandinavian style makes for very textural and interesting designs. However, she has not been designing for her whole career. Kathinka previously studied music as her degree and continued working in the music industry until she found that she needed to make a career change, which led her into fashion.

 

One interesting fact is that she works alone, however when she is under a time limit will need assistance, but she preferably works alone, instead has a studio dog to keep her company. She finds that working with other people causes unnecessary stress and can actually cause her to work slower. Kathinka's style of business is more catered to slow bespoke fashion. Her client will come in and do a session with Kathinka and from there designs can be altered or changed slightly to fit the clients style.

Kathinka’s latest collection came about when she took a trip to Toronto where she stumbled across some velour's fabrics which came in a industry pink, a deep green and a mustard yellow shade. She fell in love with the fabric and decided to design a whole collection around these fabrics, which she turned into long and short bomber style jackets. For her fashion show she gives a unique fashion experience. after their shows the clients are then able to try on the collection and style them with shoes and accessories, getting valuable styling tips from the designer. this is a new way to experience fashion.

Kathinka said that making her own clothes has always been apart of her life. She was taught sewing at a young age by her mother and she kept that hobby going throughout her life. When she decided to make the career change into fashion. She had no education in fashion design, so she enrolled herself in the Copenhagen design school where she attended classes where she learned how to pattern cut from scratch and make more complex garments.

 

Kathinka has very strong opinions in the waste produced by the fashion industry and believes high street fashion produces too much which is eventually wasted. Kathinka designs with as little waste in mind, she will adapt previous designs to create new ones, recycling her designs for zero waste. any scraps of fabric big enough are then turned into belts, keeping with the traditional japanese kimono’s.

 

Kathinka is very much inspired by traveling and loves to explore different cultures and the way their fashion differs from her own. One of her most memorable and favorite places was her recent visit to Cuba, She like to surround herself with the people and colours that live on the island. She is more inspired by colours, textures and silhouettes than she is with prints and patterns and this is very apparent in her collections.

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