Senior Designer, Patagonia
Kourtney has worked at Patagonia as Senior Designer for over seventeen years, working on a diverse range of styles and categories. Her passion includes the company’s heritage with the need for modern lifestyle collections. One of her chief responsibilities is ensuring every new piece of clothing is a meaningful, viable Patagonia product considering the environment and upholding the company’s ethical values.
She is influenced by Patagonia’s history of simple, functional designs. “Clothes should be practical, useful and beautiful. Details should serve a purpose”.
Working closely with Patagonia’s ambassadors, like the Malloy Brothers and Kate Rutherford and the outdoor enthusiasts of the world, gives her in depth understanding of her designs and their use from the very people who wear them the most.
Her background as a sample maker has given her an instinctual, robust understanding of clothing constructions, pattern making and textiles. She draws her inspiration from working with her hands.
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