They say necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s never been truer than for me when it came to starting Caitlyn Kent Designs. As a young girl competing in beauty pageants, I always struggled finding a gown that I loved, and one that was long enough for my taller than average frame. I remember constantly going through the process of trying on gowns and having to compromise on one that could be altered in a way to make it touch the ground. Luckily, my mom had knowledge in sewing, passed on to her from my grandmother, which she used to transform my pageant gowns from to short, to the perfect length.
The knowledge and skills I obtained from my mother throughout the years of me competing in pageants, combined with my love of designing and creativity, inspired me to open my own fashion design business, Caitlyn Kent Designs. At the age of 18, I began advertising my services through social media, connecting with those I competed alongside. I have been blessed with amazing clients, and friends who have supported my business and pushed me to become a better designer every day.
From day one, my promise to every one of my clients has been that I will never create something for anyone else that I have made for you, nor will I copy a design another designer has created in the past, whether it be a one of a kind or mass-produced garment. Not only does this give peace of mind, knowing that you won’t show up wearing the same outfit as someone else, but it also helps these couture, one of a kind pieces retain their value. You know when you are purchasing a Caitlyn Kent Design, it was hand designed, and sewn, just for you!