Kath from Kath-a-Porter visited us in our Showroom in Andelst. Just like us, Kathleen loves slow fashion and knows how to make your wardrobe sustainable. Kath-a-Porter offers a variety of services all with sustainable products to give you the joy of a new look, a conscious mind, and a gracious attitude. What’s not to love?
"First of all, thank you for the compliment and for having me over. It has been inspiring and energizing:-) I am not sure how I would define my style, there is definitely a French touch in it, due to my teenage years which I spent in France. In general, I like women to look elegant and strong (not too girly).
I love pants with flair or straight legs. This '70s and '60s style inspires me, together with the wide shoulders from the '80s, I would say. A good pair of jeans (no skinny’s) with a simple tee can be stunning. A beautiful colored sweater, a sexy catsuit, or a suit for women are among my favorites."
"Apart from trying to buy only pre-loved and sustainable products as much as I can, I tend to think we should go back to the source and try to reduce our overall consumption behavior. New clothes are like drugs, they make you feel good and you want to have more to get that same kick. We need to get rid of that addiction."
"I started Kath-a-Porter because I did no longer want to be part of the traditional (fast) fashion chain."
"Craftsmanship, modest, open, friendly, honest and dedicated."
"A few basics (white blouse/tee/trousers) in neutral colors and great sustainable qualities. A good pair of jeans. One or 2 sweaters in soft yarns in trendy colors and a new shape. A pair of boots, heels, and sneakers. Denim /cord jumpsuit. And a velvet black man suit or a catsuit to go out at night. Good hair and some make- up."
"A pair of fantastic high leather beige boots from the '70s."
"The New York coat, because it’s a classic item that fits almost every occasion, can be styled up and down and is made with attention for details."
How to measure?
Measurements shown below refer to body measurements in cm and are not measurements of the garments.
Chest: Measure around the fullest part of your chest
Waist: Measure at the narrowest part of your waistline
Seat: Measure at the fullest part of your hips
|Total chest in cm||80-84||84-88||88-92||92-96||96-100||101-105||106-110||111-115|
|Total waist in cm||64-68||68-72||72-76||76-80||80-84||85-89||90-94||95-99|
|Total hip in cm||88-92||92-96||96-100||100-104||104-108||109-113||114-118||119-123|
|Total chest in cm||80-86||84-90||90-96||96-102||103-109||110-116|
|Total waist in cm||64-70||68-74||74-80||80-86||87-93||94-100|
|Total hip in cm||88-94||92-98||98-104||104-110||111-117||118-124|
1 cm = 0,39 inch