DESIGNED BY KATE
Kate Shanahan’s passion for discovering interesting fabrics and materials began with her work as a set and costume designer for theatre.
“I learnt to be resourceful by creating beautiful and whimsical pieces out of unusual materials and found objects. I love how an item can tell a story, especially if it’s had another life!”
Rescued materials such as vibrant vintage prints, upholstery samples, quality up cycled leathers and paintings are beautifully handcrafted into functional bags that can be enjoyed at any occasion.
Collaborating with local artists such as surrealist Catriona Secker, Dylan Cooper and Archibald finalist Digby Webster, Kate carefully stitches their work into leather, and the canvases take on another life.
Each piece unique and carefully made to last, Designed By Kate bags are wearable pieces of art.
KATE SHANAHAN has designed set and costume for numerous and diverse theatre works, films and dance performances.
Upholstery leather Shoulder Bag
Sunrise Original Oil Painting Bag
Silver Rain Leather Shoulder Bag
Sunrise Upholstery Sample/Leather Slouch Bag
Grid Cross Body Bag
Digby Webster Painting Bag