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Artist Profile: Kati Moore of Uniform Handmade

Artist Profile: Kati Moore of Uniform Handmade

This former artist and event planner has recreated your favourite lived-in wardrobe essentials that only get better with wear. Meet the designer behind slow fashion newcomer Uniform Handmade. 

Who are you and what do you design?

I am Kati Moore. I design minimalist, natural fibre, handmade women's clothing for my company Uniform Handmade.

PHOTO: CHELSEA ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY 

PHOTO: CHELSEA ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY 

Tell us about your journey as an artist.

My journey as an artist is a long one. I began as a painter, and then really found my legs designing and executing high-end events. The creative side of my brain took a back seat for the last few years while I had two beautiful babies. It wasn't until I found myself as a mother and wanted to explore a new, ethical, local sense of style that I realized a major void in the market.  And so I conceptualized Uniform and started building and designing my dream capsule wardrobe, one piece at a time.

If you could choose one word to describe your collection what would it be? 

I feel like the word "thoughtful" describes my collection well.

Where do you find your inspiration?

My inspiration comes from my every day life.  Uniform really was born of necessity.  So my "mom uniform".  Easy to wear.  Flattering.  High quality natural fibres and workmanship, that just gets better with wear rather than worse.

PHOTO: CHELSEA ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO: CHELSEA ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO: CHELSEA ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO: CHELSEA ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Have you taken any risks to land where you are now?

Oh the risks I have taken!  How much time do you have?  Basically my entire adult life has consisted of risk taking.  Be it financially, or personally.  I certainly would not be where I am today without substantial risk.  But the reward?  It's that much sweeter.

Is there a designer or brand with whom you’d love to collaborate?

I am a HUGE fan of vegan company Matt & Nat.  It would be so rad to do a collab on minimalist footwear with them one day! A girl can dream.

PHOTO: LEZA'S PERSPECTIVE

PHOTO: LEZA'S PERSPECTIVE

Looking ahead, what do you hope to accomplish?

For the future, I look very forward to completely my capsule collection, and continuing to grow by sourcing local, ethical materials and fibres.  I also plan to build on my lifestyle brand and carry my personal favorite natural and organic skin care, make up, and body care items.

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