Journey of my Jacket


I am following a journey of one of my most loved and most worn items of clothing in my wardrobe which is my Karen Millen leather jacket.

The Jacket retails at £350 and its description on the Karen Millen Website is-

“The leather jacket has become a sartorial staple. Our signature biker jacket is crafted from soft leather that has been expertly dyed for an exquisite finish. This cool and sophisticated style features quilted elbow and shoulder panel detailing and silver zipped cuffs.”

The Jacket is made from 100% Leather which from Italy and the same leather which D&G uses for there bags. The lining is 100% Viscose and the trim is 100% polyurethane. The jackets are produced in their London Atelier. All designs are designed in house in London by a talented team of designers and pattern cutters. Lily England is the campaign stylist for Karen Millen and uses this jacket in the campaign along with dresses and shoe boots to make it edgy.

In the London team if a garment (not just this leather) doesn’t look good on every size from a 6-16 they will scrap it from their collection. They want women to feel equal and everyone to feel beautiful regardless of size.

The Jacket is only specialist dry clean and states “The nature characteristics of the dye in this garment mean that the colour may transfer onto other items of clothing or upholstery.”

After being designed in London and the leather sourced from Italy the garment is then produced in Mauritius which is where all of Karen Millens Leather Jackets are produced. There is no more information about what factory’s in Mauritius, only that the product is then looked over and tested for size and then if they are still not happy make changes, this prosses repeats until they are 100% happy with the item. Jackets get sent out to all trade ship





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