We catch up with Katherine Trigg of Vintage Kit, who creates beautiful children’s clothes and has a worldwide celebrity following. In her creations she uses only cottons and silks to create designs that she aspires to become ‘the favourite dress, which can be handed down'. Oh, and did we mention her London showroom happens to be the old squat of iconic punk band the Pistols? Complete with original graffiti on the walls. Check out the pictures at the end…
After having four children and travelling back and forth to the States on business, Katherine Trigg, a trained designer and former stylist with all the national magazines, decided to design beautiful clothes handmade in the UK. Katherine creates all her fabrics herself and her signature prints attracted Disney to ask her to do a dual brand with them, bringing about Disney by Vintage Kit.
As well as in the UK, Vintage Kit has a celebrity following across the pond. ‘Coldplay, Paul Weller, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse have all bought my designs, and I made a mousey print skirt for Amy herself, which we call Amy Winemouse!’ she says. 'My London base is the old squat of the the Sex Pistols, which is based in my husbands infamous Vintage and Rare Guitar store, which is over 30 years old.'
Katherine pictured here with her daughter Noo Noo...
Vintage Kit clothing is made from soft and comfy pure cottons and silks, while still being highly creative and individual. The designs are reminiscent of childhood memories, conjuring up days of long summer holidays and crispy cold winters. The clothes makes it possible for kids to look beautiful but still play rough 'n' tumble.
Katherine's London office...
Artwork by Katherine, which hangs on the walls off her London showroom, covers original graffiti by the Pistols...
Vintage Kit is placed with Harvey Nichols throughout the UK, and independent stores and also the famous Fred Siegal in LA, and Kitson Kids, LA.
Check out the Vintage Kit (www.vintagekit.com) website
Check out the adorable Vintage Kit promotion at ACHICA, which starts 8am Mon 31 Jan to 8am Wed 5 Feb 2011.
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Emily Peck, Editor
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