Katie Ermilio's career stands as proof that young designers don't have to reinvent classic fashion in every single way to be successful. Her upbringing in American haute couture provided her with a firm foundation in fine fabrics and an understanding of why classic silhouettes are, classic.
An element of playfulness is often present in her designs.
Often her sense of play is expressed in shape.
Her understanding of the compelling nature of beautifully made classics is a mature trait.
Her patterns are often far more complex than they appear.