LUXURY FASHION AND LEATHER HOUSE
Resplendent fabrics, striking shapes, luxurious leathers: these are the essence of Kat van Duinen. Confident, sophisticated, unapologetically stylish: these embody the Kat van Duinen woman.
Founded in 2010, Kat van Duinen is a leading luxury fashion and leather design house, focusing on exceptional fabrics, impeccable details and precise tailoring. The brand’s signature sustainable exotic leather pieces, as well as ready-to-wear collections are underpinned by a minimalistic aesthetic, and accented by a vibrant African spirit.
At its heart, the brand is proudly South African and guided by a commitment to nurture local artisans and industry, as well as to source materials from within the rich, eclectic country – from genuine exotic leathers to natural-fibre textiles.
The atelier’s confident style and timeless approach has garnered a loyal clientele who understand the value of investment pieces, and who consider the provenance and purpose of each item in their wardrobe, curating a collection of consciously chosen items.
Kat van Duinen collections explore the strength of simplistic shapes that speak to discretion and are based on a luxurious spirit: premium and sustainable materials, timeless design and exquisite craftsmanship
A labour of love, every piece is produced with painstaking care, showcasing the skill of South African workmanship. Kat keeps her promise that every item is proudly made in South Africa. Wherever possible, and as much as availability and quality allow, Kat van Duinen endeavours to source materials and skills within South Africa.
“We must re-establish a pride in skills that are not only worth preserving, but help the planet a little. I am passionate about objects made by human hands. A product is luxe when it is handmade, tailored for few. Because today luxury involves exclusiveness - and not because it is addressed to few people, but because it's special instead.” ~ Kat van Duinen