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Katherine Hooker to launch cashmere collection

Jul '11
Katherine Hooker, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's favourite London-based designer, has signed an agreement with Johnstons of Elgin, the only mill in Scotland that processes raw cashmere fibre to turn it into finished apparel.

According to the deal, the historic Johnstons of Elgin, which dates back to 1797, will provide woven cashmere and merino for an exclusive collection of Katherine Hooker made-to-order jackets and coats. With this collection, the designer's label will take a leap in terms of luxury items.

Classic, fluid and flattering 'Jackson Coat' will be at the top of the new range, with a price of £970 for the popular 'Tali' jacket and £1,050 for bespoke.

The current main collections of the designer are semi-bespoke, with prices starting from £520 for coats, and £470 for jackets.

Speaking about the new collaboration, Katherine Hooker said that Johnstons of Elgin are the masters of cashmere, known for their history and range. Coats and jackets designed using Johnstons cashmere would be extraordinary due to the premier quality of their material, she added.

Group Managing Director of Johnstons of Elgin, James Dracup said that the company has always provided excellent fabrics to leading designers and couture houses. “Designers like Katherine Hooker help keep the British tailoring traditions and quality alive”, he added.

Katherine Hooker had opened her Chelsea studio in 2001 and today her loyal customers include the likes of Jemma Kidd, Sarah Brown, and Jerry Hall, besides the royal Duchess of Cambridge.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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