Guess who else loves Katherine Hooker?

Suprise! Taylor Swift does!
We love London based designer Katherine Hooker for her subtle, sophisticated designs and her exquisitely, English attention to detail and tailoring. From her elegantly glamarous cashmere coats to equestrian inspired wool tweed blazers with suede elbow patches or velevet collars- you’ll fall in love at first touch!
Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton are fans as well as other London style icons such as Sienna Miller and Kate Moss but it turns out she has another famous follower right here in the US- Taylor Swift!!

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Kate & Pippa Middleton <3 Katherine Hooker

Specialising in exquisite tweed coats, Cyprus-born Katherine Hooker is one of London’s most sought-after designers.

But her inspiration came completely out of the blue.

She stumbled across a coat in a Jerusalem junk store when she was 18, which immediately sparked her interest.

“It was black silk and made for a 14-year-old Hasidic boy. It was high cut under the armpits and looked amazing on. I wore it to death,” she said.

The coat eventually wore out, but her interest carried on and she tried her hand at designing, creating several patterns.

Katherine took these patterns to a clothes manufacturer who agreed to produce them and the rest is history.

She now counts celebrities such as Jerry Hall and Sarah Brown as her most famous enthusiasts.

However, it is the future queen Kate Middleton who has significantly raised the designer’s profile.

Katherine’s structured outerwear has been a staple of Kate’s wardrobe since they met in 2005.

The McQ Restock Is Happening.

The McQ by Alexander McQueen trunk show was such a phenomenal success, many of you didn’t even get to see it! Which is why, we have requested more styles from McQ. Expect more scarves and other great holiday gifts as well fabulous little black party dresses. Look for it Monday.
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Elements <3 Katherine Hooker

Born in Cyprus into an American family and brought up in French-speaking Africa until she was 6 years old, Katherine’s earliest memories have a dreamlike quality, full of colour, intrigue and nostalgic abandon. Moving to Nigeria and then Kenya, hers was anything but a conventional childhood. Arriving in England aged nine created an unsettling life-style change for such a free spirit but one that Katherine embraced whole-heartedly throughout the coming years. She then divided her time between London and New York, and spent a couple of years in Paris. Travel is in her blood and continues to be an integral part of her life-style.

Coming from a creative family, both Katherine’s mother and sister are artists, she discovered her own talent for Interiors’ styling and worked on a wide variety of film sets.

In the summer of 2001, capitalising on a break between films, Katherine boarded a plane to India armed with a suitcase full of tweeds not quite sure of her mission. Working closely with a village tailor in Kerala, she designed a classic winter coat (The braid coat), perfecting the cut and detail entirely according to her own personal taste. Three weeks later, Katherine touched down at Heathrow with six original coat designs and Katherine Hooker London was born. The mission continues to reveal itself every day.

Like Katherine herself, the designs are wholly individual: vintage East Coast America fuses with contemporary England glinting with subtle references to people and places that have sparked her creative vision along the way.

Archetypal classic form, beautifully sculpted and infused with a modern edge define the essence of Katherine’s coats and jackets. The woman who falls in love with these designs has natural style, she is strong yet understated and has an eye for integral beauty.

In keeping with Katherine’s own free spirit, personal taste is everything at Katherine Hooker London: Over 150 different fabric swatches of tweeds, silks, linens and cashmeres, all pinned in their colour and weave combinations allow clients to match the mood, flavour and even the buttons of their garment exactly as they please.

As such, each piece is unique, inviting the customer to impart as much or as little of their own signature into a coat or jacket which is designed to last a lifetime. Each piece is individually made in England and takes around 4-6 weeks to be completed.

 

McQ by Alexander McQueen

We will be hosting a McQ by Alexander McQueen trunk show tomorrow, Tuesday Novemeber 13th from 10AM to 7PM. Please join us at Elements for a champagne reception toasting the arrival of McQ by Alexander McQueen. Quantities are limited, you will not want to miss this very special event.

New Arrivals from Alexis

We love Miami based fashion house ALEXIS for it’s flirty, bohemian designs. With their bright, colorful prints and gorgeous, flowing fabrics they’re sure to make you feel like a beach babe even in ski bunny season. They’re fun now layered with tights, turtlenecks and sweaters and fabulous later with nothing but a bikini- true transition pieces for this fickle Texas weather. Come on in and see for yourself now at Elements!