Tennessee natives Katherine Todd and Rachel Barrett have spent at least a decade in both the Big Apple and the Big Orange, fine-tuning a “city Southerner” aesthetic that pairs simple, clean-lined silhouettes with unapologetically vibrant color and playful patterns.
After graduating from Vanderbilt Law School, Katherine moved to New York City to pursue a career in trademark law. After eventually tiring of a rotation of soulless black suits, she enrolled in fashion design school at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. Shortly after her stint at F.I.T., Katherine won the 2016 Belk Southern Designer Showcase, garnering national press in titles including Southern Living, US Weekly, and Garden & Gun. Katherine lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan alongside her husband (John), two children (Ethan, Stella Mae*), a Goldendoodle (Hobbes), and ample colorful embellishment, including the "Peacock Batik" wallcovering by China Seas.
Rachel is a 20-year magazine veteran who has worked at Glamour, Real Simple, Southern Living, and Country Living, where she is Editor-in-Chief. After more than a decade in New York City, she now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband (Brian), two kids (Jack, Emmy*), a lab-chow mix (Bailey), and (recently) a 1989 Grand Wagoneer. She has a soft spot for vintage nautical kitsch and vine-covered exteriors.
Friends since college, Katherine and Rachel share a love of happy hues, sophisticated whimsy, and a hint of nostalgia. The end result is one confection of a collection that embraces the spirit of the modern South while being versatile enough to play well everywhere from Sea Island to Shelter Island.
*Stella Mae and Emmy (shown here) oversee Logistics, which means there's a chance your parcel may arrive via piggyback.