Q&A with Kate


Q. Did you study design?

A. Yes, I studied apparel design and management at Cornell University. I love the creative process. Designing beautiful shoes and accessories is something I’ve always enjoyed.  

Q.  What was your favorite class at Cornell?

A. Hmmm..  If I have to choose one, it would be CAD design.  It was a new process for me at the time and it was challenging.  But I am very glad I learned it.


Q.  What made you decide to start your own company?

A.  I spent many years after college learning the ins and outs of design and manufacturing in New York.  I enjoyed working for major brands and retailers.  After being in the fashion industry for more than a decade, I wanted to create in a more meaningful way.  So I decided to start the Kate Whitcomb collection. 


Q.  What is your design process like?

A.  I start with our modern women in mind.  Today’s woman is confident, independent and knows what she’s looking for.  I love how our clients always know the best materials, have an amazing sense of style and recognize great value!  Of course, I always incorporate comfort in every design! 


Q.  Tell us more about Kate Whitcomb’s patented personalization technology.

A.  I developed the technology to offer a way to make our shoes a true one-of-a-kind piece.  I am always so honored to see these personalized shoes whether it’s celebrating their wedding or special birthday.


Q.  What do you like to do when you are not working?

A.  I love spending time with my family.


Q.  Coffee or tea? 

A.  Definitely Coffee


Q.  Best advice you received on your wedding day? 

A.  Enjoy every minute!


Q.  Any style advice for brides to be? 

A.  Remember to listen to your inner voice!!