For anyone who has not yet had the pleasure of a made-to-measure
experience, Katherine Hooker’s Last Bolt collection is a perfect starting
Making the most of the last few metres of fabric from previous
collections, the pieces - which range from hacking jackets to pencil skirts -
can be made from over 13 different fabrics, sourced from some of the oldest
fabric manufacturers in Europe.
Katherine Hooker at her London factory
Katherine Hooker’s bi-annual Last Bolt collection is the ultimate showcase
of custom-made clothes. As the material is limited-edition every piece is
made specifically for you. But rather than a standard made-to-measure
service, which entails a by-appointment fitting at Katherine Hooker’s
Chelsea atelier, you simply order your item online in the size and fabric of
your choice. It is then tailor-made in our London factory. Plus, if you don’t
find your perfect design online, the team at Katherine Hooker can change
the trimmings, lining or buttons, as well as altering the fit at your request.
Choose from heritage tweeds, cashmere mixes, lightweight wools and
herringbone checks, as well as a new range using paisley fabrics from de Le
Cuona for trimmings.
The Patmos Jacket in Pale Grey with Green Paisley Trim
The mills selected by Katherine Hooker for her designs are some of the
oldest and most traditional in Europe. Take Moons for example, a mill in
West Yorkshire founded in 1837, which now supplies brands including
Burberry, Paul Smith and Ralph Lauren, as well as Katherine Hooker.
Meanwhile lightweight wools come from Austrian Mill Leichtfried, which
has been producing woollen loden fabrics for 130 years.
As a result of using the last of our fabrics and a custom-order process, the
prices of the jackets, skirts and coats are dramatically reduced. But you
don’t miss out on any of the quality or that beautiful fit that Katherine
Hooker is so well known for.
The process takes up two weeks and if you’re having trouble choosing
your style our team are more than happy to offer advice and send out