With a Fine Arts degree from RMIT, a background in fashion retail and visual merchandising and a passion for design, kate Gaskin discovered the world of styling ten years ago and hasn’t looked back.
Kate began her career at Fairfax Magazines working there for five years before eventually making the move to London, where she worked on such titles as Italian Vanity Fair, ELLE Decoration and Living Etc. After spending two years abroad, Kate returned to Australia and soon become the Fashion Editor for The Age newspaper’s esteemed monthly magazine the(melbourne)magazine, where she spent the next three years. During this time she was also able to style a number of advertising campaigns for iconic Australian brands such as Sportsgirl, Dotti, Portmans, Peter Alexander, Jeanwest, Thurley, Westfield and Myer. Kate’s other editorial clients include Grazia, Sunday Life, Good Weekend and Fashion Trend.
In addition to her extensive print work, Kate has also styled multiple shows for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week over the past six years, collaborating with designers such as Yeojin Bae, Gorman, Arthur Galan and Aurelio Costarella.
Q. What’s one thing you wish you’d known when you started your career?
A: Don’t be afraid to be different. The most fascinating, creative, forward-thinking people stand out from the crowd because they run their own race and go forth with confidence in their beliefs and ability.