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Kathryn Wilson Footwear founder/designer
Kathryn Wilson has established herself as New Zealand's premier footwear designer in just over a decade, growing from a fledgling designer to becoming an influential business woman. A Massey University graduate and AMP Scholarship winner, Kathryn founded her label in 2003. She opened her first retail store in 2011 - a pop-up shoe box which travelled New Zealand. A stand-alone store in Auckland's Britomart followed - she now has three stores in Herne Bay and Newmarket as well as Britomart. Kathryn is a driving force in fashion, hosting a New Zealand first exclusive footwear runway show at New Zealand Fashion Week in 2010, followed by a huge social media-driven show at the same event in 2011, which saw over 2,500 people attend.Kathryn Wilson has supported the Ronald McDonald House charity as an ambassador since 2012. Kathryn is also mum to two daughters.