URTE KAT is a Lithuanian contemporary fashion brand founded in 2019. The designer behind URTE KAT is Urte Katiliute (b. 1995) who has a BA in fashion design and has interned for various established fashion creatives in London, UK.
Cross-disciplinary collaboration, honest relationships with local craftspeople and elements of Lithuanian folklore are what makes URTE KAT uniquely appealing. Despite a global client base and being carried by retailers in different continents, URTE KAT is firmly based in Vilnius, Lithuania, where every piece is created in the brand's studio and produced only a couple of minutes away. Every piece purchased from URTE KAT is made to order.
Since fashion is an integral part of contemporary visual culture, URTE KAT treats her creative collaborators - graphic designers, painters, photographers, knitters, seamstresses, models, stylists - as colleagues and encourages open discussion in every step of her creative process.
URTE KAT will start releasing seasonal collections in 2022, saving the Story drop format only for special projects.
2019 - URTE KAT is founded
2019 - collection "Story no. 1" is launched in collaboration with renowned photographer Rimantas Dichavicius
2020 - collection "Story no. 2" is launched in collaboration with painter Gabriele Adomaityte and presented at Zeimiai Manor House as part of 'Aikas Zado Laboratory'
2020 - URTE KAT and her team move into a permanent studio in Vilnius, Lithuania
2021 - collection "Lover Terrain" is launched in collaboration with graphic designer Ruta Vebraite