Style.ca Fall Equestrian Style Feature
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Feature in Horse & Style Magazine
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Our Cavalry Cape in Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine
Our Cutaway Runaway skirt in Style Reins Magazine
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Fashion Network F/W 2016 runway photo gallery
Coast Reporter - Riding in High Style
By Christina Symons
Without doubt, Katelyn Woodburn’s Powell Street atelier in East Vancouver is a long way from the Mason Road farm where she used to ride horses in West Sechelt. The studio is super cool, with industrial styling, expansive windows, bold colours and a raised work platform.
But what really stands out as Woodburn opens the door to invite me inside is her skirt! At once short, flirty and infinitely wearable, the Runaway skirt is absolutely fantastic. I want one immediately, and as it turns out, the fashion world agrees with me.
The demand for Woodburn’s original equestrian-spirited designs under the label Street & Saddle, which she co-founded and co-designs with Tina Kam, is on the rise.
Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Woodburn met Kam just over a year ago in Langley – at a stable, naturally. Once they got to talking, Woodburn and Kam realized they shared a passion not only for horses, but for fashion.
“We thought there was room in the market for excellent riding gear,” Kam notes. Today, their original designs, including skirts, blazers, tops, shorts and scarves, offer a hybrid of street and equestrian-style, taking the concept of the well-outfitted rider to the next level.
“Generally, people are starting to pay more attention to what things are made of and how they are being made,” Woodburn notes. “People want ethically and sustainably produced fashion.”
Much of the clothing is based on functional riding apparel which is very technical in construction, but the sharp tailoring also appeals to a broader market. Woodburn and Kam’s love of history, tradition and craftsmanship is clear in the quality of the garments, which feature high-end fabrics, meticulous construction and detailing. One hundred per cent of the clothing is manufactured in Canada, with ninety per cent of it made in Vancouver.
An artist by nature, some of the clothing and scarves also feature Woodburn’s original illustrations.
“Putting artwork on the clothing makes it even more special,” Woodburn said. “We want pieces to be cherished rather than disposable.”
And Kam has taken to leather crafting, making the company’s stunning leather belts complete with vintage Italian hardware.
Woodburn and Kam were specially invited to debut their original line at Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) earlier this spring. For Woodburn, the honour was particularly sweet, as two Sunshine Coast friends from high school, Sian Slingerland and Sacha Kalman, modelled in the show, and one of the photographers, Jared Horst, is also from the Coast.
The duo’s attention has now shifted to production as they will begin wholesaling products in the fall. In the meantime, to meet demand, clothing and accessories can be ordered at streetandsaddle.com
Asian Pacific Post
I first saw Katelyn Woodburn's equestrian line, at her Grad Show at Blanche MacDonald. My daughter is a rider, and I knew the jackets, especially would fit her beautifully. Now Katelyn and business partner, Tina Kam, have combined their love of style and business to form: Street and Saddle. This collection easily goes from the course to the runway. Handcrafted leathers and clothes that are durable, well fitting and made specifically for the individual, rather than mass produced, these are a one of a kind and very much needed for equestrians everywhere. In love with the leather belts, bags and vintage belt buckles. Jackets to die for! Last photo is of Katelyn herself and one of her lovely models. Thanks for the invitation, to see Street and Saddle, looking elegant under the lights!
Vancouver Fashion week F/W 2016 - Buy Local!
By Marilyn Wilson of Olio by Marilyn
Designer Katelyn Woodburn is a gradute of the Fashion Design Program at Blanch Macdonald and the Entrepreneurship program at BCIT. As an “equestrian enthusiast,” she saw a need for innovative clothing that was more than just jodhpurs and crisp blazers. When she met business partner Tina Kam who was harboring the same thoughts, they combined forces to launch Saddle & Street in August 2015. The brand takes a firm stand against fast fashion - their mantra “cherishable, not disposable.” Instead of seasonal collections, they create one style at a time.
VFW FW2016 Day 2
By Vancouver Vogue, Britta Bisig
Equestrian style has been a staple part of my fall wardrobe for a few seasons now. I adore the preppy look associated with Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, and now I think I have some new inspiration thanks to Street and Saddle! I love how it even incorporated one of my favourite styles: the cape! I loved the riding pants and other equestrian-inspired pieces of this collection as well, but this cape jacket/dress (complete with a wrangler belt to cinch) was by far my favourite. Especially with the added touch of the pearl necklace, the look is so classic but with a modern twist thanks to the cape slits and structured neckline.
Street & Saddle: Equestrian Fashion at its finest!
By Kristen DeYoung of Everyday Equestrian
A few weeks ago Katelyn Woodburn, the owner and creator of a new equestrian brand called Street & Saddle, contacted me about checking out her website and providing some feedback. I was more than happy to oblige as I had already been drooling over all of their recent Instagram posts! After communicating via email, Katelyn provided me with a brief history and background on how Street & Saddle came about. I have taken what Katelyn said and added some of my opinions to provide readers with an insight into one of the fastest growing equestrian brands in Canada. *All photos are courtesy of Street & Saddle, copyright Moi Photography.*
If you haven’t heard of Street & Saddle, you don’t know what you’re missing. The idea started about 5 years ago when Katelyn became interested in fashion. As an equestrian, it’s easy to criticize the ‘imitation’ equestrian wear in high fashion magazines and on runways around the world, but instead of criticizing, Katelyn decided to try and bridge the gap. Enter Street & Saddle. In her opinion, “‘Equestrian Style’ has become synonymous with classic, timeless elegance. It doesn’t go in and out of fashion, which was really appealing to [her], when fast fashion is turning the textile industry into the most wasteful and polluting on the planet, second only to oil”. Katelyn wanted to create a brand which would combine her love of horses and fashion, while also helping to educate consumers about waste and “ethical and sustainable manufacturing”. The goal of Street & Saddle is to provide customers with high quality, locally made products that are also environmentally friendly.
Above: My personal favourite, the Runaway skirt by Street & Saddle (designed and made in Canada), paired with a beautiful Street & Saddle silk scarf in plum, and an Italian Wrangler Belt in cognac. Perfect for an afternoon or evening on the town, or a cute country wedding. The versatility of the Street & Saddle products means your money will go further and you will have more space in your closet for more awesome products! I adore the flowy, feminine, and classic look of the Runaway skirts.
Read the rest of the article: https://everydayequestrain.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/street-and-saddle-equestrian-fashion-at-its-finest/
On behalf of Langley Pony Club, Campbell Valley Pony Club and Campbell Valley Equestrian Society:
Thank you Street and Saddle for the generous donation of your beautiful shirts. The Campbell Valley Equestrian Society 2 Phase Event is the main fundraiser for the Langley and Campbell Valley Pony Clubs. It was very exciting to be able to offer such lovely shirts as a prize for the competitors. Your donation helped all those involved, Campbell Valley Equestrian Society, Langley Pony Club and Campbell Valley Pony have a very successful day.
Thanks, Diane Spencer