REPURPOSED FASHION - REIMAGINED LUXURY
At cate brown. we create sustainably sourced, hand selected, objects of finery. Individuality is said to be the highest level of luxury, we believe that beauty is found in the stories our choices tell. That’s why at cate brown. we seek to offer alternatives to the “fast-fashion” approach to homewares and celebrate reclaimed luxury craft.
Our first collection is a curation of bespoke made cushions from hand-selected vintage garments, chosen for their fine details and beautiful unique fabrics. Our Atelier range takes this concept to the very highest level of vintage garments by fashion houses such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Hermes to name a few.
Each garment is researched and documented to pay homage to the original design, before being carefully patterned and deconstructed to create luxurious cushions for your home. The idea stemmed from wanting to repurpose these gorgeous textiles that might otherwise be discarded or unused due to the high production runs of fashion or some flaw or irregularity. These beautiful fabrics deserve to be enjoyed and celebrated for their heritage, refinement and luxurious design elements. We also combine each garment fabric with a rich elegant deadstock remnant backer textile.
We have a love of beautiful interiors and quality designed objects combined with an awareness of our planet’s finite resources. Our goal is to create for the better and be an advocate for a circular economy without compromising style and luxury.
Designed in-house and produced by skilled seamstresses cate brown. pieces are designed and made locally in Brooklyn, New York and Vancouver, British Columbia. We individually select our fabrics, design patterns and carefully deconstruct the original garments, each item is documented and its history marked. These stunning and meticulous details transition so beautifully to interior design. Your favorite fashion reimagined for your home. Each piece is a complete original and a one-of-a-kind creation by cate brown.