Fashion Accessories and Outerwear by London Designer Kate Sheridan
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A Brief History of Kate Sheridan
Kate Sheridan has had experience in the world of fashion from a young age – travelling the country selling the wares of her father’s clothing label in the early 1980’s. The desire for a future in fashion assured, in 1997, she enrolled in London’s East End Cordwainers College. Upon graduation, she worked as a press-officer for fellow designers, Patrick Cox and the late Johnny Moke, creating the concept for the latter’s handmade jewellery collection. The ‘Moke Nowe’ collection was an eclectic mix of leather, pony skin and antique glass beads and was snapped up by many prestigious retailers in Japan.
In 2001, Kate Sheridan, with friend and St Martins textile graduate Helen Minns, launched the label ‘Sheridan and Minns’ at London Fashion Week to great success, producing an original collection of jewellery, handbags and accessories. The collections were soon stocked in exclusive boutiques in the UK, Europe and the Far East. In the Summer of 2004, the Sheridan and Minns label was renamed to Kate Sheridan, after the friends decided to go their separate ways.
Helen Minns went on to create her own interior design label that is stocked in (amongst others), Liberty in London. Minns’ twice yearly collections, of accessories and outerwear are inspired by her love of nature and have in the past included natural canvas printed with owls, flowers and frogs. The collections are stocked in many retail outlets throughout the globe, a full list of which can be found on her website.
Kate Sheridan Collaborations.
Before launching her namesake fashion label, Sheridan had collaborated with a number of other labels including:
- Lingerie and leisure wear for the label ‘Shopgirl’ in London
- Jewellery pieces for Babycham.
- Limited-edition range of trainers for Dunlop.
After the establishment of the namesake fashion label, Kate Sheridan has created an accessories range for Urban Outfitters using exclusively designed fabrics, and a range for the Natural Gallery, which was based on the Pisanello painting ‘The Vision of St Eustace’. Additionally, Sheridan has created her own diffusion line of handbags and purses for Topshop called ‘What Kate Did Next…’. The collections of Kate Sheridan are stocked in many UK boutique stores including Urban Outfitters, Family Tree and The Cross. The brand is also stocked in outlets globally including Rosebud in Japan, Angezogen in Germany and Loreley in Italy.
Future of Kate Sheridan
Since its creation the brand has expanded to include waxed cotton outerwear, leather jewellery, and a growing range of Italian leather high, UK made high-end purses and bags. In the future, Sheridan has hopes of further expanding her collection by adding a range of footwear.
Visit the official Kate Sheridan website, here.