Katherine grew up in St. Francisville, a small town in Louisianna where folks drink goats milk and weave handicrafts. Every year the community comes together for the “Pilgrimage” festival where the 18th century homestead lifestyle is recreated and celebrated. As a child, Katherine’s mom was a heavy participant in the costuming component of the event—creating elaborate and vaguely historical costumes (a point of debate at the festival) for the whole family. On a recent trip home, Katherine tried on those childhood relics. The intricately hand sewn details resonated with Katherine’s current fashion pursuits—she, like many, is moving away from fast fashion, and instead towards investing in pieces that are meaningful and a joy to wear.