Katharine Hamnett, 1980s Orange RiRi Zip Polo Shirt

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.

Constructed out of a wonderful orange rust cotton we see a boxy and slightly oversized fit, featuring RiRi hardware on the neck closure and chest pocket. A staple from Hamnett early work.

No size tag fits L/XL.

Chest: 64cm
Shoulder: 51cm
Length: 72cm
Sleeve: 30cm

Condition 9/10.

London, UK

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