Bill Porter & Adam Smith hit London’s Fashion Week in Catou


Indianapolis, IN, September 19, 2019 – Berny Martin founder of Catou Fashion, a sought-after international designer was extremely proud that garments from his couture collection were worn during London Fashion Week by the quintessential mavericks of fashion, Bill Porter and his life-partner Adam Smith.

Martin’s designs created that “Ooh and Ahh” effect within the UK, that has catapulted worldwide recognition, possibly as the next Lagerfeld or Tom Ford.

With just enough time to catch their breath, within 48 hours the dynamic duo were at Martin’s showroom in New York choosing designs that captured London Fashion Week, with changing outfits in under 48 hours, Bill and Adam chose from Martin’s showroom in New York, several designs that captured their style and magnetic personality. Bill stunned the audience in a yellow full-length dazzling satin jumper that one might see on the cover of GQ.  The jewelry adorned his neck like an exhibition from the Metropolitan museum with a jumper from Martin’s previous spring collections.  Women’s Wear Daily hailed the jumper as the new “must-have” signature piece for every well-dressed gentleman’s wardrobe.

Selecting designs from Catou’s newest fall collection 2019 brought to life Bill’s black and white look with a Catou flattering form-fitting four-color wool jacket.  Adam opted for a chic wool-padded leather suit that graced his body to perfection. Together, they added the glitter and glitz that is synonymous with the London Fashion Week. Wearing Catou designs during these unforgettable appearances has added new dimensions of their alluring style and individual taste.

Catou’s extravagant designs certainly have made an impact across the pond and much talked about beyond London’s fashion week, a pivotal moment for the designer.

Catou Fashion House was founded in 2002 by Berny Martin, who came to the USA from Haiti as a young, creative and ambitious designer. His determination paid off as evidenced by the high-profile clientele he has established over the past 15 years. In 2005 he produced the first “Midwest Fashion Week” to showcase the taste and talent of the Corn Belt region of America to the world-renowned fashion weeks in NYC, LA, Paris or Milan.

The genius of Martin’s style appeals to both men and women.  His evolving creativity has laid the foundation for his signature designs sought after by the major fashion shows around the world popularity with high profiled individuals and celebrities. Martin’s new collection has already begun to gain recognition for his uber couture line.

Berny Martin states “I want to bring flair and comfort to my designs without losing the elegance and sophistication. It is important to understand how fashion is constantly changing and evolving with fabric and lifestyle.”