Katie Couture

Fashion students saw their one-of-a-kind garments come to life on the runway during Katwalk, the annual fashion show organized by the St. Kate's student Fashion Association. The May show featured full design lines from eight graduating seniors and included designs from nine juniors. This year's Katwalk—a featured 2019 Fashion Week Minnesota event—emphasized sustainability, presenting students' zero-waste, repurposed, re-engineered, and upcycled designs. 

Katwalk is the culmination of the skills and creativity students hone in the fashion and apparel programs, which are offered through the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design department within St. Kate's School of Business. Students are responsible for every aspect of the show, including event planning, promotion, design development, and management of modeling talent. 

Katwalk 2019 Look Book

Photos by Mara Landon '20.

Katie Couture #1

Designer: Leticia Rosales Chase '20. Model: Iceline J. King '21 [Left]
Designer: Gaoxue Nancy Yang '20. Model: Neng N. K. Yang [Center]
Designer: Dallas K. Her '21. Model: Dallas K. Her '21 [Right]

Katie Couture #2

Designer: Kharmia L. Schanks '20. Model: Kalea V. Ott '21 [Left}
Designer: Sydney R. Schumann '19. Model: Brianna Almilla [Center]
Designer: Kharmia L Schanks '20. Model: Casey Mager [Right]

Katie Couture #3

Designer: Apparel Design Seminar Class Team of 2019. Model: Megan Mann [Left]
Designer: Patricia Malec '20. Model: Patricia Malec '20 [Center]
Designer: Patternmaking Class Team of 2019. Model: Elizabeth K. Beuning '21. [Right]

Katie Couture #4

Designer: Gaoxue Nancy Yang '20. Model: Joua Vang '22 [Left]
Designer: Apparel Design Seminar Class Team of 2019. Model: Jenae Jenkins. [Right]

Katie Couture #5

Designer: Courtney M. Hrabak '19. Model: Asia Palaclos [Left]
Designer: Leticia Rosales Chase '20. Model: Leticia Rosales Chase '20 [Center]
Designer: Sabrina Ahmed '20. Model: Viky Moua. [Right]

Katie Couture #6

Designer: Sydney R. Schumann '19. Model: China Eubanks [Left]
Designer: Claire Schierman. Model: Bizzy Stephenson. Designer: Kachia Lee '19 [Center]
Designer: Kachia Lee '19. Model: Mercedes Heng '22 [Right]


by Michelle Mullowney '17, from St. Catherine University Magazine Summer 2019 issue