The Rene K philosophy is simple...
It is one of individuality and innovation.
With each piece of clothing made in limited numbers, you can be assured that what you’re wearing is unique. Rene K supplies celebrities, musicians & discerning ladies custom made pieces. We specialise in show stopping gowns, weddings, proms & celebrity red carpet events.
We endeavour to bring you cutting edge designs with patterns cut to your measurements at an affordable price. All our items are handmade in the UK in our Lancashire based studio, using the finest fabrics locally sourced and made to your requirements.
Owner Carrie-Ann started Rene K in 2002 in Leeds whilst studying for her Sociology & Psychology degree. Her beloved grandmother Reneé taught her how to sew at a young age, and after inheriting her sewing machine when she sadly passed away, Carrie began making herself and her friends clothes as a hobby.
Before she knew it, her hobby grew into a small business supplying clothing for independent boutiques around Leeds city centre. Her ranges sold out within days of hitting the stores & within 3 years Rene K was stocked in over 30 stores in the UK and Internationally.
With the onset of social media & Instagram, Carrie’s custom makes and designs quickly led to orders flooding in. Reality TV stars & celebrities ordered her cutting edge designs for weddings and red carpet events and the rest is history…
...Meet the team
Carrie-Ann: Owner & Designer
Carrie is the owner, designer, creator & driving force behind Rene K. Carrie set up the studio we have today in Lancashire, an area deeply rooted in the textile industry and where she was born.
Carrie now spends her time sewing in the studio, shooting new collections, managing the Rene K social media and spending time with her husband and young son.
You’ve probably seen her modelling her own designs especially during lockdown – I mean what can’t she do? Find out more about Carrie from the woman herself…
Likes: “I have a sweet tooth so anything chocolate covered”
Inspirational designer: “Vivienne Westwood – our paths have been very similar!”
Dream person to dress: “Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga or Gigi Hadid”
Milena: Head Seamstress
Milena joined us in early 2020 from Greece, having just finished her Fashion & Design degree from Galaciu University. Provisionally she started as an Intern but her potential was soon realised and she is now the Head Seamstress and an integral part of Rene K.
Likes: “Keeping fit and active at the gym & drawing & painting”
Favourite item to make: “Jackets, I love jackets”
Biggest pet peeve: “Unruly fabric”
Nina: Head of Admin & IT
Nina is the newbie having only just joined us late July 2020. She completed a degree in English Literature at the University of Manchester before landing this role & taking over Olivia. Nina’s the one at the end of your emails answering your queries & maintaining the website.
Likes: “Yoga, gaming, reading & being at festivals watching live music in the sun with all your mates – you can’t beat it”
Celebrity fashion inspiration: “Hailey Bieber or Dua Lipa”
Favourite Rene K dress: “Definitely the ‘Evita’ or the ‘Cliona'”