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Biography Katharina Kaesbach

Born 1974 in Berne, Switzerland, Katharina Kaesbach - the eldest of three siblings - developed very quickly into a headstrong girl. Having grown up in a castle with lots of space and walk-in-cabinets she changed lace curtains into wallowing dresses and bought clothes at factory sales for 5 German Marks per kilo and changed them into something daring but wearable. To suit her moods. Because each mood was different and had to be dressed accordingly. When she was 14, she performed as an actress on the street, showing off her creations. She passed the obligatory schools in the vicinity of Stuttgart, Germany, refusing to attend college and left home at 16 years of age. From 1990 - 1992 she worked with severely handicapped adults in Fulda, close to Kassel, Germany. But her vocation at the time was dancing and she dared to apply to a dancing-school in Holland, which only took pupils aged 21 with a college education. With unyielding perseverance she gained entrance, was permitted to start her dance studies in 1992 and gained her bachelor degree in 1997 after 51/2 years. In between, when she was 19 years of age, she married Christian Kaesbach. The couple moved to Salzburg, Austria, where Katharina acted as a dancing teacher from 1997 to 2000, starting at the same time with her husband a wholesale company for ballet and dancing shoes, acting worldwide from California to Japan. Nevertheless her love for individual fashion did not wane and she continued to design, cut and sew her own dresses. The turning point in her life happened in 2003, when a well-known and influential society lady from Germany visited her shop and insisted on having Katharina’s outfit copied and produced immediately. Hence the next step: a new company by the name of „Cobra Couture“ was founded in 2004. Consequently the ballet shop, which still exists today, was sold in 2006. In 2009 the brandname „Cobra“ was reclaimed by another fashion house. Therefore, at long last, Katherina and Christian Kaesbach took the decision to operate from here on solely under the name of „Katherina Kaesbach“. In the years leading up to her first fashion show 2015 in New York she never changed her unique elegant style, working with only the best of materials while creating - although not a trained couturier - revolutionary cuts and fittings. First and foremost Katharina Kaesbach is a designer with a philosophy: to enhance the natural beauty of women through fashion, to invigorate their self confidence and to enhance their personality. Another jewel in the crown of her collection of dresses and accessories will be her perfume which will be launched in the summer of this year. 

Follow her news on www.katharina-kaesbach.com or visit her exquisite shop in Salzburg/Austria at Sigmund-Haffner Gasse 14.

 

Author: Dagmar Elisabeth Agéthen

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