About the Brand
Kate Hewko - Owner + Head Designer
Kate Hewko jewelry and faux fur collections are designed for self expression, to be the girl you want to be. The progressive designs can be worn for casual or dressy situations, making it easy to complete your look no matter what the occasion. Kate Hewko designs are a contemporary hybrid of vintage and modern styles.
With the 2016 opening of the Kate Hewko Design Studio, Kate introduced a sister line "Novelty curated x Kate Hewko". Kate works with small manufacturers to procure the Novelty collection that now includes clothing, outerwear, handbags, sunglasses, and footwear. The Novelty label enhances the Kate Hewko offering provided in store and online while maintaining one of a kind forward fashion.
Graduating with a Fashion Marketing Diploma from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto and a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Kate Hewko launched her career in fashion throwing runway shows in Toronto's downtown core. A job offer as a buyer for a Vancouver boutique moved Kate across the country, before taking a position in marketing for a large retail chain based out of Calgary. From there Kate decided working for others wasn't for her and opened her own progressive women's boutique.
In 2010 Kate closed down the boutique to start her family, but kept her hands in the local industry by producing and managing large scale fashion events including Alberta Fashion Week, Fabricated, and Runway Monthly. Jewelry lines were the top sellers at Kate’s boutique, so when she was ready to dive back in, Kate began retailing jewelry designers she loves. Quickly this progressed, Kate began designing and producing her own line and the Kate Hewko Label was born.
The Kate Hewko brand has now been featured in Vogue Korea, Harpers Bazaar Turkey, In Style Magazine, Bust Magazine, Lou Lou, Fashion Magazine, Flare, Refinery 29, Vitamin Daily, Avenue, Chic Par Le Germain, Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette, Global, Swerve Magazine, Branded, and on many other blogs across North America.
Erin Winters - Creative Director + Brand Manager
Erin started working with Kate in 2014 as Creative Director. Incorporating her innate creative capabilities and understanding of the brand's direction she quickly enhanced the face and image of Kate Hewko, showcasing the collection to audiences in the way it was intended. Giving Kate the opportunity to focus on design, Erin has taken over all brand related activities, creating the canvas for designs to be shared worldwide.