Kathryn Leah Payne

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Christchurch

Christchurch based designer Kathryn Leah Payne is well known for her intricate and highly original leather work. Using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques with a strong focus on handcrafted detailing her pieces are cleverly designed, original and beautifully made.

After graduating with an advanced diploma in Fashion Technology and Design she honed her skills working for designers in London before returning home to New Zealand to begin her eponymous label.

Bound by impeccable tailoring and workmanship, her collections are lovingly crafted in-house from the finest quality hand selected materials and leather. A total perfectionist, she uses solid brass or stainless steel hardware wherever possible and believes in creating timeless pieces people will love and keep for many years to come.