Almost 40 years after she burst on to the scene, design legend Katharine Hamnett is back – as fearless and full of fight as ever. Katharine Hamnett is back. Having just turned 70, the nonconformist septuagenarian is relaunching her pioneering namesake brand and doing it – as always – her way. She is returning on her own terms, but with the same integrity, wit and exceptional designs that propelled her to the fame, success and excesses of her heyday. Hamnett has had quite the interesting life.