Our Story

Catherine established
her label in London in 2005

Born in Ireland, raised in South Africa and inspired by living in London and Hong Kong; Catherine’s designs take cultural references from her nomadic lifestyle and her passion for long forgotten craft techniques and femininity. Traditional techniques with a modernist twist of simplicity form the foundation of Catherine’s work and are fuelled by the continual search for new methods from around the world. Juxtaposition plays an important part in the aesthetic of Catherine’s designs. Between textile and craft, strength and fragility and old meets new there is a consistent balance drawn in all that she creates; every Yin has a Yang.

All of these elements combine to create one of a kind, wearable pieces that enrich women with a sense of femininity, beauty, and uniqueness.

Atelier Arcangel is the creative parent to Catherine Deane the brand and is an international operation with studios and boutiques in London and New York with the design studio based in the heart of the operation in Hong Kong.

Our Mission

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The Unlimited Child is an initiative set up to improve the potential of preschool children in South Africa by supporting pre-existing crèches in impoverished areas with learning materials, training, monitoring, and support.

The Unlimited Child directly promotes early child development of vital cognitive and fine motor skills in underdeveloped communities. The lack of development in such areas can be detrimental to a child’s capabilities in adult life, and Catherine is passionate about making this change.

For every Catherine Deane dress we sell we make a donation to the charity to supply equipment for The Unlimited Child to continue their work.


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