Katie Golinczak is a native of Surrey, England, who currently resides and works in Brooklyn New York. Katie is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London with a Master’s Degree in Men’s Fashion Design. After fifteen years of working in denim and menswear design for brands such as Ralph Lauren, John Varvatos, DKNY, Levi’s, Paul Smith, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood, Katie established her own design label named SWONNE.
Katie’s vision is to create contemporary, seasonless, essential denim pieces designed for comfort, durability and timelessness. She believes that denim is an ageless material that transcends generations and plays a significant role in every-man’s lifestyle. Her debut collection for Spring/Summer 2019 is influenced by merging the opposing sensibilities of the Mods and the Rockers of London, Savile Row tailoring and motorcycle performance wear.
The brand’s name SWONNE is derived from the London’s post code “SW1” or “SW-ONE” where Katie grew up.