I grew up on the coast of New England and spent summers rapt with the simple pleasures of looking. The tangles of seaweed. Rock and shell architecture. All those years of looking took voice in art school at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). It was a fantastic era for design and I interpreted the moment by launching a collection of innovative, large-scale jewelry made with roughly hewn metals and somber patinas. Everything was possible.
My icons were Miyake, Kawakubo and Yamamoto, whose designs were fierce and experimental. Retail buyers saw a similar spirit in my work and I shared floor space with my heroes in the finest American boutiques and department stores. Fashion editors featured the work in every top fashion magazine.
At KateHines.com, I have the freedom to ask, “What is timeless, what will endure, what do I want to offer to my customer?”
join us at 7pm
Tuesday September 20th 2011
at KMI Design
Stitch on Two showroom
875 Main St
please bring snacks and drinks to share with the group and rsvp to