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Kate Falchi

KF by KATE FALCHI

Kate Falchi is a handbag designer and President of Carlos Falchi LLC. In this capacity, Kate oversees design and operations for the brand. To the Carlos Falchi LLC, Kate has brought her distinctive point of view characterized by an eye for modern shapes and an affinity for hand-painted exotic skins. Her carefully honed taste and design aesthetic has come from years of working alongside veteran artisans.Over the course of her career, Kate has designed several breakthrough collections that have resulted in highly successful launches. Her Graffiti Collection was the first to be launched at Bergdorf Goodman’s Fashion Night Out.
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In 2014 Kate launched KF by Kate Falchi her signature leather accessories collection. KF is all hand-made in luxurious Italian leather, detailed in wax thread hand stitching, and draped in such a way that every item is extremely light weight. Each item is named after a street in the west village in NYC where Kate grew up. Kate's work has been featured in WWD, In Style Magazine, Vogue, Teen Vogue, the New York Times, and on countless blogs. Her designs have been worn by a celebrity clientele that includes Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Simpson, Rihanna, Lake Bell, and Patricia Fields.

Born and raised in New York City’s West Village, Kate is the daughter of legendary handbag designers Missy and Carlos Falchi. She is constantly inspired by the neighborhood where she grew up. She loves taking the traditional techniques of draping and painting and blending it with modern approaches to color play and shape relationships. This idea stems from the beautiful buildings in the West Village and architectural attempts to marry the pre-war with modern clean lines while protecting the sanctity of the original design.

Kate holds BA degrees in English Literature and Fine Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She is also a graduate of Parsons The New School of Design where she studied Fashion Apparel Design.

KF by Kate Falchi is created with the finest luxury Italian leathers and exotic skins. Kate only uses the softest leather that is also lightweight to create beautifully draped pieces. KF by Kate Falchi is quickly becoming a favorite of celebrities and fashionistas.

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