KATE DIANA SPENCER | FOUNDER
Kate is the driving force and visionary behind Project Fashion. She is passionate about travel, friends + whanau, art, cultural experiences and of course fashion!
She saw a need for emerging local designers to be given a platform to take their work to the next level. As a creative who knows the industry inside and out, Kate recognised mentoring as critical to success in the industry.
Kate has diverse education and experience in fashion, screen printing, graphic design, events, business and project management.
When not coming up with innovative ideas for Project Fashion, she is working at the best venue in New Zealand – Public Trust Hall.
SUE BOWERMAN | FOUNDER
Born and bred in Wainuiomata, Sue grew up wanting to help people. Initially this led her to a ground breaking career as New Zealand’s first female Traffic Officer.
Time spent at the Wellington Arts Centre led her to founding the Bowerman School of Design in 1986 which specialised in screen-printing and fashion design. The school produced costumes for opera, ballet, television and film, as well as fostering the development of many Wellington artists. During the Versace Exhibition at Te Papa, the Bowerman School created a replica atelier studio in the museum.
Now retired, Sue specialises in looking fabulous and growing old disgracefully.