Kathryn Walsh is a Brisbane-based designer with an interest in the emotional potential of clothing. Each collection she creates starts with an idea or a feeling that is then explored through the hands-on process of making. This slower approach to design is more closely aligned with artistic practice than fashion production as we know it today and encourages meaningful relationships with garments.

Beginning her studies at the Queensland College of Art, Kat moved into design after developing an interest in the psychology of dress. She completed a BFA in fashion at the Queensland University of Technology in 2015 and has since been working in costume, design and academic research. 



Practice Studio : Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley

Wardrobe Assistant

Queensland Conservatorium : Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Costume Maker

Opera Queensland : A Flowering Tree / Verdi’s Requiem / Tosca / Oscar & Lucinda / Songs to Die For

Queensland Conservatorium : Les Mis



Salt Exhibition & Pop-Up Shop : White Canvas, Newstead / Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Wardrobe Assistant

QPAC: Armistice

Costume Maker

Opera Queensland : Don Giovanni / Peter Grimes / The Merry Widow / Ruddigore / Hansel & Gretel

Commonwealth Games: Karawatha Marching Band

Windmill Theatre Co : Baba Yaga

Queensland Theatre Company : The 39 Steps


Costume Maker

Fox Studios : Ladies in Black

Opera Queensland : Ruddigore / The Pearlfishers


Costume Designer

Belloo Creative : Hanako

Research Assistant

QUT : Fashioning Futures (technology & sustainability)


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion)

Queensland University of Technology

Research Assistant

QUT : Curricular and Co-curricular Enterprise Learning in Fashion Education


Art Director

Frock Paper Scissors : Identity Crisis

Research Assistant

Mapping Emerging Designer Networks in Queensland


Technical Assistant

QUT : Young Scholars' Design Workshops


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture & Visual Communication Design)

Queensland College of Art / Griffith University