Men’s figure skating costumes too flamboyant?
February 21st, 2010

There’s been a lot of talk in the media lately about men’s figure skating costumes becoming too flamboyant.  As costume designers we deal with many male figure skaters and yes some do like a ‘louder’ costume than some others, but mostly they order costumes that are theme based, so it appears that their costumes maybe becoming more flamboyant because their themes and music is becoming more lively and aggressive, after all a great costume is designed to match a skaters program and music. 

Figure skating is a sport that has drawn criticism over the last few years from its subjective scoring, biased judging and the fact that it has its limits as to what a skater can actually do on the ice, and now it seems costumes are the latest focus of criticism, But why?  Costumes like any style of clothing may not be to everyone’s liking, but perhaps the costume is appropriate for the routine and the message the skater is looking to convey.  In the real world there are well dressed people and well some who may not be quite as stylish and as fashionably coordinated shall we say as others and the same maybe said for some of the choices of certain skaters, but a costume is meant to be fun and until the day skaters are judged on their attire, we may see some costumes that well maybe a bit flamboyant and even a little odd, but the presumption is that the person wearing it really loves it, and if it makes them feel good to wear it and adds to their confidence and performance, then perhaps flamboyant for them is the right way to go.

Media Center receiving terrific feedback
February 21st, 2010

We’ve had some great feedback from you about our media center and we continue to search for new quality content every day.  We would like to thank those of you that have submitted videos and images to us and please keep them coming, we’re excited to see them and to share them with others, which is the reason we developed the media center in the first place.  Whether you’re a fan of rhythmic gymnastics, figure skating, dance or all of the above, we hope you enjoy visiting our media center and please tell others about it too.  Thank you!

Kats Designs Media Center Opens
February 9th, 2010

media_buttonOur new media center features videos, images and the latest news from the world of rhythmic gymnastics, figure skating and dance. View videos and images from the present and past, watch your favorite athletes and performers, see their costumes, get new ideas and inspiration for your own costumes and even suggest videos and images to add to our collection and to share with others. In the coming months our goal is to search for and add a variety of quality content from around the world.  We hope you enjoy visiting our media center and please come back and see us again soon.