Katharine Hamnett

1988

Nigel Coates shaped Katharine Hamnett’s main stores not only in the UK but also in Japan. Each of them celebrated a handmade feel, with specially produced tiles, fittings, lamps and mannequins. In Britain shops were realised in London’s Sloane Street, and Prince’s Centre in Glasgow. In Tokyo the main store was more restrained, but repeated the signature fish tanks in the window. The Hamnett Active store, also in Japan, featured a disarmingly simple cliff-like display and hanging system.