Kate Halfpenny is a celebrity stylist, an esteemed fashion designer and founder of British luxury bridalwear brand, Halfpenny London. Kate has been described as ‘effortlessly bridging the gap between fashion and bridal’ and the woman responsible for changing the traditional landscape by creating something truly unique and heirloom worthy for every bride she dresses.
Hugely inspired by her career as a stylist – dressing iconic women such as Kate Moss, Rihanna and many more – her designs are coveted by the fashion elite, weaving Brit cool with vintage inspiration to create truly stunning modern pieces and bridal wear. She designs for real women, every piece understands womens’ bodies, their individual beauty and their lifestyles.
Kate’s infectious personality has resulted in regular requests for her opinion on various fashion and lifestyle topics. Kate has appeared on TV as both fashion presenter and stylist, including working alongside Mary Portas on Mary Queen of Shops, The Lorraine Show and Chic Fix for Sky. She also reported live on the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton for BBC America, and commented from Windsor Castle during ITV’s live coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials.
As an editorial stylist she has worked on some of the top style publications, including covers for the likes of Vanity Fair, and more. Her brand campaigns have taken her around the world with L’Oreal, Marks & Spencer, Pepsi, Rimmel, Moschino and Hugo Boss, and Kate has been awarded not one but two British TV Craft Awards for her styling and design.
In 2019 Kate was named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury in Walpole’s annual Luxury Power List. She has a passion and love for interiors and homemaking, with an eclectic property portfolio. Her signature style is clearly visible both at home and within the warm and welcoming interiors of the Halfpenny London offices.
Kate is married to artist and designer James-Lee Duffy. They have one son, Sylvester, and the family thrives from their old vicarage in Kent.