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 here is an excellent example of Hamnett’s military influence, made from a Rayon and Wool blend giving it a sheen finish. The jacket features a very wide cropped silhouette, dropped shoulder with epaulettes and custom zippers for the two lower pockets. Finished with a zipper/button closure and her signature cuff detail.