STANDING THE TEST OF TIME

In an industry where fast trends and disposable fashion has become the norm, it is wonderful to see a well-loved and worn flamingo pink unlined leather Karl Donoghue coat from Spring/Summer 2002.

KARL DONOGHUE FLAMINGO PINK LEATHER COAT SS2002

‘Both of these coats are prized possessions. The first one is like a second skin and has travelled around the world with me. Every mark is a trace of that journey and each crease holds a memory. I couldn’t bear the thought that the coat might eventually wear out so I bought a ‘spare’.

Anne Toomey FRCA

Head of Textiles, Royal College of Art

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