Katie Eary For “Lessons”

28 November 2013

We are constantly looking to evolve and broaden the horizon, and in our fifth issue "Lessons" we wanted to add some new and exciting elements. This time, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the concept behind Boys by Girls. What does it mean to be a girl working in the male fashion industry? What is it like to be a female designing clothes for men? There are so many questions to be asked, and we could only think of one individual who would be perfect to put it into perspective and fill us in with some of her answers. Meet Katie Eary, the female menswear designer who is taking the fashion industry by storm.

As a little girl, Katie would dream a lot. She would dream about making it big in this world, succeeding in achieving her passion. With a strong vision and drive as well as being from a very humble background, she has managed to create amazing things for herself. She already has a lot to be proud of, and that doesn't just include having personalised cellotape with her name on it. #jealous. We couldn't be more pleased to include her in issue 5 "Lessons" as our first ever designer feature in our print issues. With so many stories to tell, Katie is cool, fun, passionate, inspirational, and not to mention fabulously talented. Her brilliant personality traits flow through her bright, colourful and beautiful menswear collections that are so distinct and recognisable from miles away. In the feature, expect to find a personal and honest interview where Boys by Girls Editor-in-Chief Cecilie Harris sits down in Katie's kitchen to have a heart-to-heart chat, woman to woman, about what it is like to be a female working in the menswear industry.

Also learn a thing or two about her inspiration for her Autumn/Winter13 collection. We mention keywords such as modern day vampire and opulence, just to get your curiosity going. Katie created a stunning collection of eye-catching prints, mixed with sophisticated tailoring and a hint of streetwear. So if you're in the mood to get inspired, fall in love with colourful prints and laugh out loud, head over here to grab a copy of the new issue, as this exclusive interview is not one to be missed.

Photo by CecilieHarris.
Words by Justine Hyde-Mobbs.

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