Katharine Hamnett, 1980s Cotton Cargo Pocket Jacket
Katharine Hamnett achieved stardom as a fashion designer in the early-1970s, after graduating from Central Saint Martins. Her early work featured a wide array of military references, usage of surplus material and pioneering ethical production. Her work, not as well recognised now, heavily influenced both British popular culture and politics, especially in the 1980s, through the strength of her work. She was also the first designer to win the British Fashion Council’s ‘Designer of the Year’ award in 1984.
This is Hamnetts’ take on a cotton work jacket, cargo pockets are placed on the body to give a boxy, exagerated look. Further details include a buttoned closure, stitched epaulettes, two lower pocket and one mini pocket on the waistband. Finished off with waist adjustments and adjustable wrist button details.
Made in England.
Condition: 8/10 (small tear & missing button at bottom closure).