“I am glad we studded it with VOTE and CND symbol, using our vote to bring peace is still the only way we will ever achieve it.” Katharine Hamnett remembers her customised Levi’s denim jacket that featured in the BLITZ Designer Denim Jacket Collection, 1986. To accompany her design Hamnett offered these words in reference to the General Election scheduled for the following year: ‘All change here. Let’s get it straight by ’88. We will vote. Make it happen.’

Polaroid shows Hamnett’s jacket on display at the V&A Museum, July 10-September 28, 1986.

Mannequins kindly loaned by Adel Rootstein. With thanks to Kevin Arpino.


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