Marilyn Hatten is a sustainable non-seasonal brand founded by Kari Vettese in Los Angeles, California. Vettese is an Italian-American designer; She is a first-generation American, with her entire family being from Italy.
Kari began her career as a designer while still attending the University of San Diego school of business. To Kari, designing is not just dresses and pantsuits, it is education, experiences and ideas. Kari's design technique draws from her own life and European heritage with an emphasis surrounding classic beauty and the concept of bringing the Hollywood Renaissance Era back in a futuristic fashion, influenced by classical Hollywood / Italian cinema. Masculine influences have also impacted the pant/short suits, accentuating resilience, independence and the freedom to lead.
Every single garment is handmade in house, with love in Los Angeles. We take pride in craftsmanship and sustainability and are proud to play a role in the transition to a more sustainable fashion industry; Marilyn Hatten now also incorporates dead-stock material in some designs.