Kate Barton


Kate Barton is an emerging American fashion designer advancing unique approaches to evening wear. Through innovative techniques and unconventional material combinations, the label blends cool elegance with a modern point of view. Each authentic, sculpturally draped garment aims to empower and inspire. With a focus on technology, sustainable solutions, and shape-engineering, Kate Barton is striving to create an atmosphere that entices the exploration of form and gives purpose and authenticity to an elegant garment.


Innovative Approaches

Kate Barton’s authentic, sculpturally draped garments explore innovative approaches to minimal waste cutting and draping techniques. The brand’s fabric-first approach is a sustainable solution that creates maximum volume without wasted or layered fabrics. Using technology-driven cutting and fabric manipulation methods to develop intricate gowns without the use of seams or darts. Transforming rectangular pieces of fabric into garments that drape the body with multidimensional form. The brand stands for local made-to-order and custom production with a focus on curating the finest materials and fabrics to create each product.

Social Cause

The brand’s mission aims to advocate for causes that will lead to positive change. Designer, Kate Barton, used her previous 2021 collection to help raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, in honor of her best friend Claire, who passed away at just twenty-four from the disease. In collaboration with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the brand is launching a Rose Bag, with a portion of proceeds from every purchase being donated, helping them get one step closer to a cure! Aspiring to build a brand that gives back to organizations in need and focuses on not only advocating for awareness but really making a change within a community.


Barton received her Masters degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in fashion design in 2021. During her time in school, Barton received the first place award for innovation during the Mittelmoda competition at Milan Fashion Week 2021, was chosen by the CFDA for the Top Fashion Future Graduate Showcase, won a Red Dot Award for Design Concept and Social Cause, recognized by the CFDA as top 5 national Finalist, awarded the winner of Christian Siriano’s Red Carpet Event, and showed her thesis collection at NYFW. Her work has been featured Vogue Italia, Elle, Marie Claire, USA Today, The Daily Telegraph, L’Officiel, and more.