My name is Kato. ("Kay-toe")
I was born and raised in Wales, UK, and emigrated to California in 2007.
I've been drawing and illustrating since I could hold a pencil and began designing clothing when I was about eleven years old but wasn't satisfied that I was worthy of the title "clothing designer" until I'd wrapped my head around the complexities of the sewing machine in my early twenties.
I decided to house my designs under the name SteampunkCouture in May 2005 after a friend introduced me to the term "steampunk" when describing the way I dressed and my style of illustration. Since I began offering custom clothing to people, I've designed and created litterally thousands of items of clothing and accessories which has been the most amazing form of self-teaching...
- Born on September 16
- Joined August 2, 2009