The FT: The Future of Luxury – Industry Leaders Speak Out

This year’s FT Business of Luxury Summit took part in Venice from the 20-22 May, with Katharine opening proceedings with a session entitled ‘Mrs Tee: Activism disruption and politics’. Lionel Barber the editor of the FT chaired the session which covered Katharine’s political and sustainable path through fashion.

The Gentlewoman – Katharine Hamnett Interview

“Katharine Hamnett CBE was just a woman who loved designing clothes that other women loved to wear. Men liked them too — George Michael wore a T-shirt exhorting the nation to “Choose Life” on Top of the Pops. But Katharine was serious about choosing life. She ran an ethical check on her burgeoning fashion business, and what she discovered shook her to the core. Katharine ditched fashion in favour of activism — for 30 years. Now, the industry is ready to accept her terms, and, at 70, she’s making clothes again. About time.”

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Katharine Hamnett for ‘Women of Liberty’

In the wake of the centenary of Suffrage, today Liberty London have launched a series of portraits by legendary photographer Mary McCartney featuring eight extraordinary women that represent today’s worlds of culture, fashion and commerce. Katharine’s portrait will be displayed in the window of Liberty for the duration of their ‘Women of Liberty’ campaign.