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Kate Applewaite – Fashion Design

Nerissa Staggers
Written by Nerissa Staggers

Kaye Applewaite is an emerging fashion designer hailing from the island of Barbados.

She moved to New York to study fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design. She was named the Parsons’ Womenswear Designer of the Year for 2013 and a finalist for the Parsons and Kering Empowering Imagination Competition. The winning collection was entitled “The Arc of Self”. Find out more about Kaye here.

About the author

Nerissa Staggers

Nerissa Staggers

Nerissa Staggers is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of CreativeArtsAdvocate.com. A graduate of Temple University, Fox School of Business, and Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Nerissa Staggers is an analytical thinker and an appreciator of the arts. She’s worked in the fashion industry for several years in New York City prior to obtaining her law degree, taking on buying, production, and management roles. Her interests expand beyond just fashion to entertainment, media, and entrepreneurship. She loves the idea of linking the worlds of creativity, business, and law. Intellectual Property law is that link. She completed intellectual property coursework at New York Law School as a visiting student to further concentrate on this area. The purpose of this site is to support artists and small businesses by helping to protect their creative interests. Outside of work, Nerissa enjoys volunteering and serving on non-profit boards in her local community.

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