As the granddaughter of Grace Kelly’s personal clothier, it’s easy to see a sense of history in Katie Ermilio’s clothes. From the iconic green jacket her grandfather designed for Augusta’s Masters Tournament, to the Eisenhower jacket he created for World War II, Katie’s legacy has inspired not only her love of fashion, but also the garments she creates, desigining clothes from the time she was 12, Katie continues to draw on the heritage that shapes her work.
At 26, a life-long education in textiles and tailoring acquired in her father’s custom clothing shop acquainted Katie with the principles of construction and fundamentals of design. Infusing each distinctly feminine piece with sharp tailoring and spft drape, her clothes embody the modern interpretation of timeless dress.
Following her love of fashion to New York City, Katie held internships in Vogue‘s Fashion & Features department before graduating to a position in public relations at Teen Vogue.
Today, Katie’s work has been featured on Teen Vogue‘s “Very” pages and in publications ranging from The Wall Street Joural to Lucky Magazine, WWD, Marie Claire and British Vogue, the NY Times style blog The Moment, Elle.com and Fashionista have each highlighted her collections and career in design.