"I am a 21-year-old designer based in Calgary, Alberta and inspired by history. I am currently a history major at Mount Royal University, and I use my studies to inform and influence my work.
My fascination with history and sewing started when I was 6 years old, when my mom taught me how to hand sew. Since then, I have always had a project on the go - first small art dolls, then doll clothing, and finally people-sized clothing when I made my first skirt at the age of 14.
I started my first blog when I was in grade 12 and made a Special Project for myself (a Special Project is a project that I created and counted as a class and credits in my last semester). The project included researching and sewing a round gown from the 1700's, which is when I started taking my sewing more seriously.
Since then, I have been lucky enough to be a part of MakeFashion (a wearable technology show based in Calgary and Shenzhen) and the VIM Future Oceans Fashion Show in 2019. I also attended a year at the Olds College Fashion Institute.
All of my clothing is one of a kind and made with couture techniques, and most of them have been created completely by me, starting with the design and pattern drafting. The designs are inspired by historical and vintage fashion, specifically the designs of Charles James, Coco Chanel, Jacques Fath, and Edith Head." - Katherine Funk