Established in 1981, Karen Millen is a London-based International fashion house with stores in over 61 countries across six continents. Though we’re UK born and bred, over 60% of our sales today come from international markets; through our standalone stores in fashion and cultural capitals, as well as partnerships with iconic retailers such as Selfridges, Harrods, Bloomingdales, Galeries Lafayette and El Corte Ingles.
Through directly owned and franchise partnerships our brand is present in fashion capitals worldwide including London, LA, New York, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Melbourne.
We are a global brand, yet every piece we make is designed by our team of highly talented designers, here in our London Atelier. We’re quality obsessed, design driven and have unapologetically high standards, which is why we use couture-inspired techniques to create our collections. It’s a way of working that is intrinsic to the brand and something our Chief Creative Officer, Gemma Metheringham, is completely passionate about. For more information on Karen Millen please visit karenmillen.com.
OUR VALUES AND CULTURE
Our values sit at the very heart of how we operate globally and are the key ingredients that make up KM culture which is one of our most precious assets. It sets the limits of what we can achieve.
A culture where THINK PERFECT, CREATE EXTRAORDINARY can never be taken for granted. It must be nurtured, invested in and valued. HOW CAN I LIVE THESE EVERYDAY? We all know what we think is perfect. At KM, that’s where our ambition starts – striving for perfection; always. Then we set our sights on being extraordinary. It’s a mind-set, not a process and something we can all achieve every day.
We have identified four values and four key behaviours that underpin our values (Always put the client first, Make it happen, Enjoy freedom with responsibility and Play an active part of the team). We expect our people to demonstrate these behaviours every day, in every role.