Karen Millen is a global designer women’s fashion brand dedicated to dressing confident, glamorous women in polished, fun and feminine clothes. The company was started in 1981 with Karen Millen and Kevin Stanford selling plain white shirts to friends. By 1983, the pair had opened a boutique in Kent. By 2009, the brand became part of Aurora Fashions which owns other brands in the UK. Today the brand is under the Creative Director Gemma Metheringham who oversees a team of twelve designers that work solely on the label’s ready to wear, accessories and lingerie collections.
The team produces two main collections and two transitional collections each season – within each collection are eight stories that cover day, work, occasion and week-end. Everything in the collections is designed in-house from the lace used in the label’s famed eveningwear to the embossed hardware on the statement bags. In-house pattern cutters complete the team and help to perfect the flattering fit for which the brand is famed.
With a strong sense of British style, the Karen Millen brand is expanding outward. The brand can be found in 29 countries with 93 stores in the UK and another 135 stores around the world. You can find Karen Millen on Facebook and Twitter.
Photos courtesy of Karen Millen.