Katie Ann McGuigan grew up in Ireland and moved to London at the age 16 to complete her education within art & design. At 16 she her journey in Fashion by starting her own t-shirt label and attending various European trade shows. Katie then got the chance to study Fashion Design at the University of Westminster where She graduated with a First Class honours degree in Fashion Design .
While studying at Westminster Katie for her Third year interned with a number of designers to gain industry experience. Interning for McQ (Alexander McQueen) in London doing print for womenswear and menswear and then moved to New York for 6 months where she interned at Mark Jacobs within the sample room and worked on embroidery and stud placement for the for Fall 2015 collection.
On returning to Westminster Katie knew that she wanted to work a lot of print and fabrication with in her samples and collection. Katie worked on her collection for 3 months and produced 6 looks based on work wear clothing and photography from Michal Chelnin book Sailboats and Swans, which is a series photos from with Russian and Ukraine youth prisons. Katie now continues to work on new ideas following her final collection.