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Kate Middleton’s favourite designer launches exclusive cashmere line

Katherine Hooker, the London-based designer behind one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite labels, has hit the heritage trail to produce an exclusive cashmere collection.

Katherine Hooker, whose immaculately-tailored tweed designs have been a staple of the Duchess’s wardrobe for six years, has signed a deal with the historic Scottish firm, Johnstons of Elgin, which dates back to 1797, and is the only mill in Scotland to transform raw cashmere from fibre to finished article.

Under the new collaboration, Johnstons of Elgin will provide luxurious cashmere and merino, woven at the historic mill, for a limited edition collection of Katherine Hooker made-to-order coats and jackets.
Top of the range will be the ‘Jackson Coat’, fluid, flattering and classic, which will carry a price-tag for bespoke of £1,050, while her popular ‘Tali’ jacket will cost £970