KATE CATE is an upstream yet artisanal leather goods project focused on creating cutting-edge and life lasting special accessories.
Our design sensibilities are inspired by episodes of life as well as various forms of beauty, music, cinema, and architecture, reinterpreted and crafted with our own touch, creating a new version of the story.
Every piece we design is meant to be a special addition to your own style vision and our accessories are conceived for effortless and independent women, who are constantly searching for new trends and vibes making KATE CATE® synonymous with youth and freedom.
KATE CATE® was founded in 2017 and the brand’s creative direction is led by Caterina Ravaglia and Federico Brighi.
From September 2018 KATE CATE® has become a plastic-free fashion company and has eliminated over 90% of plastic use on every production step.
“If it wasn’t for love this project wouldn’t exist.” says Caterina Ravaglia, co-founder of Kate Cate®, the sassy luxury leather goods brand based in Milan. “When we started Kate Cate, we weren’t looking for a worldwide success, a millionaire investor or even a monthly income. We had our love and our minds were filled with ideas. We would spend days checking concert videos from the 70’s and early Galliano’s fashion shows while sketching anything that would come from our crazy minds. What we missed from the high fashion big players was that sort of spontaneity and arrogance only an independent project can have.”
That sensibility towards youth and freedom brought Caterina to ask her friend Elodie Christ and boyfriend, the French photographer Viktor Vauthier to interpret Kate Cate f/w20 collection.
We work exclusively with the best Italian leather craftsmen, to guarantee that each single item is meticulously hand manufactured.
We spend many hours in our workshops every week: the smell of leather, the tools and the machines recalls us it’s all handcrafted, piece by piece, from a raw piece of leather.
The abilities and techniques of our artisans come from traditions passed down through generations and we are proud to offer such an authentic product in a modern key.
We work hard with our tanneries to source the best materials: whether it is a luxurious exotic skin or butter-soft leather, we rigorously test each material to make sure it represents our high quality standards.
EVERY KATE CATE® PIECE
IS HIGHLY HAND MADE IN ITALY