About the Designer
Like many before her, Memphis, TN native Katrina "Kat" Pierce's road to becoming a fashion designer has been eccentric. In elementary she hand-stitched clothes for her dolls and repaired the occasional detached appendage from her sibling's damage to her baby dolls via tug-a-wars. In middle school, she learned to use the sewing machine in home economics. From there she was in a world of endless joy creating teddy bears, handbags, pillows, and backpacks from scratch during any free time she was allotted in class. In high school, she created her entire wardrobe and made income sewing prom dresses. Upon graduation, she served in the U.S. Army. It soon became apparent that being a Soldier, though honorable, was not satisfying her creativity. She found herself acting as the base's alternate alterations consultant while stationed in Wackernheim, Germany and in Iraq. She started a boutique out of her barrack's room and took tailoring orders from her battle buddies. After her first enlistment, she went to study fashion design in Atlanta, GA. Shortly after, she was called back to aid in the war against terror. Determined to weave her own threads in the seams of the fashion industry, she currently participates in non-profit fashion shows and fashion competitions. She tackles any freelance opportunity to design and sew a "dream". With over 20 years experience, she considers herself a seasoned seamstress and self-proclaimed master tailor with plans to complete her fashion degree and expand her talents to the creative arts.