KATHERINE HOOKER LINKS WITH PENDLETON: Katherine Hooker, the London-based designer who counts the Duchess of Cambridge among her customers, has collaborated with Pendleton Woolen Mills to recreate two of her jacket shapes in the mill’s patterned wools for fall. Hooker worked together with Pendleton to develop the striped fabric, which has been woven in shades of taupe, faded blue, cream and stone. The designer, who is American but grew up in Africa and England, said that having spent “all her summers in Maine,” she’d always known of Pendleton’s designs.

“Since I started the business [in 2001] Pendleton was always in my mind — the idea of a mill all the way out on the West Coast of America is something I always found really intriguing,” said Hooker, who approached the mill about collaborating. She worked together with Pendleton to design the striped fabric for her Hendre and Patmos jackets, taking inspiration from the mill’s rugged horse blankets. “I loved the stripes — [they’re] so modern, but very natural, inspired by nature and horizons and geology,” she said.

Both jackets are priced at 800 pounds, or $1,345, and are currently sold at Hooker’s Chelsea, London store, and via her online store, at katherinehooker.com. And in addition to the Pendleton collaboration, Hooker has launched a line called The Essentials Collection, a collection of two coats and two jackets in dark felts and tweeds. Priced from 490 pounds, or $825, Hooker has aimed for the Essentials lineup of ready to wear designs to be at a more accessible price point than her existing designs, many of which are made to order.

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