Catherine Boddy is the New Zealand label creating experimental patchwork-style garments
“I just had a strong desire and a vision [for a] glove empire and so started designing them.”
It’s hard to distil Catherine Boddy’s handmade, ballet-esque collection into one sentence. A kind of lingerie for the hands and feet, Catherine crafts halter tops, alien-like webbed gloves and subversive socks in her Auckland studio.
Describing her eponymous label as “a patchwork quilt”, Catherine Boddy has been drawn to design since she first logged on to Stardoll (the iconic dress-up game, obviously). Working in frequent collaboration with other New Zealand creatives, her project is only just getting started. Below, she reflects on her beginnings as a designer.