K T G's love for fashion and design began very early on, she got her start in front of the camera at the age of three, by the age of five she was expressing herself through colourful fashion drawings. As she grew, she honed her draping skills by creating dresses out of her Mother's household linens. Her first hand sewing lessons came from her Mother at the age of eight. By the age of twelve, she decided to begin her fashion education independently by using her library card, checking out books, studying the decades of fashion as well as textiles. She also spent copious amounts of time at a local bookstore reading about her favorite designers and the late great makeup artist Kevin Aucoin. Her favorite designer is Gabriel Coco Chanel, she aims to follow in her footsteps by maintaining her inidividuality, expressing her best efforts through her work and interactions.
KTG has been working in Fashion for 16 years, beginning as an intern, then as an apprentice, leading into assistant designer. KTG has been designing her own brand for 10 years. In that time she has created custom garments, costumes, styled for print, music videos, as well as album covers. One of her most dynamic accomplishments is having completed 3 successful tours with Cirque Du Soleil (Totem, Kurios, and Luzia), working in costumes and wardrobe. Her current passion is pursuing her education in business to further her business knowledge toward the global expansion of KTG Fashionhouse.
KTG's designs do not employ zippers, buttons, hook and eye nor any other western fasteners. Instead, her design method utilizes a blend of mathematics, alternative design techniques and architectural simplicity. Her design aesthetic is influence by living most of her life by the ocean as well as inspiration found through travel and adventure. The coastal lifestyle is centered around flexible versatile fashion able to be taken from day to night. She believes in garments that are ethical as well as environmentally conscious, these practices are essential to the integrity of her work. KTG admires garments that are chic, stylish, and elegant. This focus is the guiding force that directs what she aims to offer through her designs. Enjoy, interpret, imagine...