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Mr. Berny Martin

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Owner and Founder

Catou Clothing
Email: b***@***.com
Local Address: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Catou Inc
201 Front Street
New Haven , Connecticut 06513
United States

Company Description: Catou ( clothing makes a statement, has been worn by some of the most prominent leaders in our country, and is featured in dozens of fashion...   more

Employment History

  • Fashion Designer
    Catou Inc
  • Chief Executive Officer
    TIME Magazine

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • computer engineering degree
    Purdue University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
83 Total References
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Berny Martin is the founder ..., 6 April 2015 [cached]
Berny Martin is the founder of Catou, a clothing design company and Midwest Fashion Week, a fashion production company. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lived in southern Africa for several years.  Berny is a fashion designer and a fashion producer. Berny’s intial career path was engineering with an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering. However, he stated “I have always envisioned myself as a fashion designerâ€
Midwest Fashion Week (MFW) began in 2006 when Berny saw a need for a Midwest outlet to showcase a range of local to international designers. MFW is also a power platform to showcase the talents of stylist, photographers and models’ … Through the years, MFW has expanded past the traditional fall and spring series of shows. Smaller, private events take place throughout the year with partners. These include; affordable fashion seminars, trunk shows featuring local designers and runway fashion shows. Berny and his team have raised over $500,000 during events for nonprofits through partnerships with organizations such as the Indianapolis Colts, Indy 500, Coca Cola, Vitamin Water, and Indiana University North Hospital just to name a few.
Berny was recognize by the United Nations Association Young Professionals in 2009 for his support and menswear fashion designer in the Midwest by FGI (Fashion Group International). Berny and Catou have been featured in Paris Fashion Week, New York Emerge Fashion Week, Brooklyn Fashion Week, Chicago Fashion Week and African Travel Association Fashion Show, and is the main staple of Midwest Fashion Week. “Leading Fashion week in the Midwest†Time Magazine.
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African Fashion Comes to Indianapolis for a Cause, 19 May 2012 [cached]
Exotic patterns, beautiful fabrics and innovative cuts will be showcased in spring collections for women, men and girls from IJo by Joelle K. Allen, Catou wear by Berny Martin, MF Couture by Marie-France Mumba, Odelya Paris Couture by Colette Ndeke, and SVK Création Paris by Sandra Van-Keer.
Indianapolis-based designer Berny Martin, owner and founder of Catou Clothing, was inspired by his travels to Africa, "After exploring the countryside of Swaziland, I found myself wandering on the beach of Mozambique," explains Martin. "The old architectural buildings of Maputo remind me of the sharpness of fine tailoring of the 60s and the luxury that used to be displayed among the elite. Edgy and elegant, flirty and sophisticated, Catou clothing makes a statement - designed with a creativity that extends beyond conventional fashion to offer a unique look. Martin creates pieces with the customer in mind, paying attention to detail to guarantee well-made clothing that complements its wearer.
It's been a long journey but ..., 24 Nov 2014 [cached]
It's been a long journey but we can't wait to see what the Spring 2015 season will bring for Midwest Fashion Week," stated Berny Martin, Director of Midwest Fashion Week.
Catou Wear » Press [cached]
Catou was founded 7 years ago by Hatian designer, Berny Martin, and was recently featured Read more...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Indianapolis, IN. (October 10, 2012) Midwest Fashion Week in TIME Magazine CEO and founder of Midwest Fashion Week, Berny Martin, showcased at New York fashion week last month and this week, he was included in TIME magazine's style & design section. (The pictures included works of local designers, stylists, and photographers.) Read more...
Catou designer, Berny Martin, recently presented his Spring 2013 line at the EMERGE fashion show during New York Fashion Week. We recently caught up with him to get the inside scoop, and hear first hand what the experience was like: Interviewer: Berny, being in NYC during fashion week must have been amazing. Tell us about the Read more...
A Fashion Runway Show (, announced in August that this season's anticipated roster of designers will include Hoosier, Berny Martin, of Catou ( . Read more...
Timeless designs by Berny ..., 1 April 2015 [cached]
Timeless designs by Berny Martin
Berny Martin is the founder of Catou, a clothing design company and Midwest Fashion Week, a fashion production company. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lived in southern Africa...
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