Kate Stoltz NYC was founded by Kate Stoltz in 2014. Kate Stoltz is a fashion designer based in New York City. She moved to the city in 2012 to pursue a modeling career after being signed by Major Model Management NYC, one of NYC’s top ten modeling agencies. Kate went on to appear in international fashion magazines, appeared on major television broadcasts, worked in fashion showrooms and walked New York City runway shows.
While working in the fashion industry as a model, Kate Stoltz discovered her true passion: fashion design. Kate had started sewing at the young age of nine after watching and helping her older sister. However, after moving to the city, she no longer made her own clothes and missed being able to work with fabrics. The exposure to the fabulous fashion shows inspired Kate to once again embrace her creative side. She immersed herself into the world of fashion design, couture construction and style.
Kate was accepted into the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City as a fashion design major student in 2015. She is an honor student and was placed on the Dean’s List at FIT. She is also a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member. At FIT, Kate has taken classes focused on couture garment construction, industry-standard pattern making, sketching, and other subjects related to fashion design. She is dedicated to mastering the work, with a tendency to strive for perfection.
Between semesters at FIT and working on Kate Stoltz NYC, Kate Stoltz had the opportunity to work with internationally known and admired fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. Kate worked as an intern at Cynthia Rowley’s design studio in New York City. There, she helped create patterns, cut and sew couture garments for their upcoming fashion show. Kate also helped production at the Midtown factory, collected swatches for new garments, and did various other tasks that the team needed assistance with.
Kate Stoltz is funneling her 16 years of sewing experience, her education, exposure to the fashion industry, creativity and endless energy into her own fashion label: Kate Stoltz NYC. Other than the scarves that she designs and produces, all of the pieces in the Kate Stoltz NYC collection are couture pieces made in New York City. Each garment is carefully cut to individual client measurements, using a mixture of patterns and draping to get the best fit. The pieces are then sewn together using both machine and hand- based on the individual seam and garment.