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Seamless in Seattle - Seattle Magazine Feature

The creative spark: The 34 year-old French-born designer is all about female empowerment, drawing inspiration from her Euro approach to life and the fierce, raw power she observed in African women while visiting family there several years ago. “Women who wear my gowns aren’t wallflowers,” Sabin-mensah says. “They are sexy, elegant and sophisticated, and my designs seek to match that personality." More HERE


Tres Chic Bellevue

Becky the blogger behind Tre Chic Bellevue sat down with Kate S Mensah for an in-depth interview regarding her journey as a Fashion designer, her clothing line and more The First Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Presented by thinkThin, is a three day event taking place on March 24, 29, and 31, 2012 which is designed to share the message that ‘Yes’, we do have talented fashion designers, who create and work in Bellevue and Seattle, WA. Kate S Mensah will be one of the designers showcasing their new collections on the runways. Kate was also nominated as Designer of the Year.... More HERE

 


Metropolitan Fashion Week

The First Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Presented by thinkThin, is a three day event taking place on March 24, 29, and 31, 2012 which is designed to share the message that ‘Yes’, we do have talented fashion designers, who create and work in Bellevue and Seattle, WA. Kate S Mensah will be one of the designers showcasing their new collections on the runways. Kate was also nominated as Designer of the Year.... More HERE


Treehugger_Vancouver Eco Fashion Week

"From Kreati-ka came high-end cocktail and evening styles that all sang of elegance. A lot of black, layers of lace and glitter, some burnt orange--all beautiful. The women’s private label collection is created by Kathy Sabin-Mensah, a French designer living in Seattle"More HERE and video HERE

 


Vancouver Observer_Vancouver Eco Fashion Week

"The line offers original designs for women who emphasize a desire to look different and elegant. The use of silk and wool is prominent in the collection, as is the inspiration of "nature combined with the beauty of women." The women's private label collection features high-end cocktail and evening styles created by Kathy Sabin-Mensah, a French designer living in Seattle. The line in conscious to minimize the use of materials, and uses electronic media for as many aspects as possible." More HERE


Seattle Times_Bellevue Independent fashion show

"Kate Mensah, right, wheels out a dress from her Kreat-ika label as Cynarah Ellawala looks on to the left. Ellawala was a judge for the independent designers competition for Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection, for which Mensah was chosen as one of six local designers to compete in the Bellevue Collection's first Independent Designers Fashion show as part of Fashion Week. You can read the entire article." More HERE


Crave Local _ Bellevue Fashion Week

"The latest from KateS Mensah started by bringing a new flare to the little black dress with both textured and sheer fabric, and closed her set with a bang by using brightly colored silks that emulated the sensuality and passion of the women wearing them." More HERE and video HERE

 


Portland Fashion Week

"Some of Portland Fashion Week's best moments were introductions to designers who rarely or have never shown in Portland: Bridal designer Sunjin Lee's dresses are devastating, and while having boutiques show their current merchandise on the runway is a little unorthodox, Indian wedding wear from Hillsboro importer Amrapali was inarguably gorgeous. Seattle's Kate S. Mensah also had some beautiful leather and outerwear pièces..."More HERE and Video HERE


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Ornament Magazine

By the time she was a teenager Kate S. Mensah already had a well-defined personal style. While other young Parisians in the early 1990s sported baggy jeans, overalls and athletic shoes in a Gallic shrug to hip hop street style, Mensah dressed for school in “real pants with real jackets and tango boots. I was not into jeans and sportswear even then. More HERE


Vanguard Seattle

"On Sunday, January 10, A. Productions invited Seattle’s leading fashion industry figures to their A. Convention Fashion Conference in efforts to start a much-needed dialogue about the fate of fashion in an ever-changing Seattle. The panelists were selected through a series of interviews of Seattle’s top 100 women in fashion, conducted by A. founder Ava J. Holmes. A. Productions uses fashion as a platform to realize its founding goals: women’s empowerment, sustainability and mentorship." More HERE