text on one of katharine hamnett t-shirts
Katharine Hamnett is a British Fashion Designer, graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Art, former Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. She founded her label in 1979, the slogan T-shirts she launched in 1983. Since 1989 she has been involved in campaigns to clean up the fashion industry, with initiatives such as the ‘Clean Up or Die’ Collection which aimed to change industry from within.
September 2017 Katharine Hamnett CBE is bringing her brand back to the market, as now she is finally able to produce it sustainably. The collection is ethically made in Italy under EU employment law, and is as environmentally friendly as possible, using sustainable materials and processes.
AW 2017 draws influence from Peter Lindbergh’s iconic 1984 ‘line-up’ photo, which you can see on next page. That image is the perfect embodiment of the Katharine Hamnett brand: gender-free, ageless, aracial and timeless. All items you can find in her online store.
Slogan t-shirts are being brought back to where they started: campaigning and consciousness-raising tools for important ethical, environmental, social and political issues. With all of Katharine’s profits going to relevant charities, the slogan t-shirts will sit apart from the Katharine Hamnett London collection.