Katharine Hamnett, 1980s Felted Wool Hooded Bomber 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.
A classic staple shape from Hamnett’s early career which came in a wide range of colours and fabrics, this time in an extremely soft black felted wool offering warmth also with the quilted lining. The boxy and cropped shape creates a great look balanced out with the hood. RiRi hardware is used on the closure, front pockets and inner pockets. Finished off with the signature military cuff details which have become synonymous with her work.
Size womens L, fits men S/M.
Shoulder: 46cm (estimate due to raglan)
Sleeve: 66cm (estimate due to raglan)
Condition 8/10, small hole in cuff.