Between the list of inaccuracies in details and material, I strongly suspect that Matchless did NOT
make the jackets seen in Episode VII.
Where is the proof that they did? I've been combing press releases that they put out, trying to find confirmation, and so far all I've been able to read is phrasing vague enough so that while they confirm they worked with Disney, while giving themselves plausible deniability should fans assume they made the jackets. I mean, why wouldn't they directly say that they helped make the jackets outright? Modesty? I think not, especially since they've been very vocal about this with movies they've made in the past. Please prove me wrong, but the only indication I can find of articles attributing the wardrobe to Matchless is based on assumptions in articles from websites with questionable journalistic abilities.
Consider this quote, from the only source that directly states Matchless made the jackets seen on screen.
Italian-owned British motorcycle maker Matchless outfitted the cast of the upcoming film in its leather jackets. It has also produced a 16-piece fashion line, featuring a Hans Solo jacket and an Obi Wan Kenobi leather parka, priced from £200 to £1300 (about $302 to £1964). “It helps to change the meaning of our brand,” says Michele Malenotti, owner and chief executive officer of Matchless. While he declined to reveal revenues, Malenotti says the Darth Vader-inspired zip-up leather blouson has been the collection’s greatest hit at retail thus far.
Solo? What happened to proof-reading?
With that in mind, consider the following. The only time Malenotti publicly addressed Star Wars was in saying how he loved it as a kid, and how he wanted to create a new direction for the company. Either that, or the below quote, in which he explicitly states the collection was "inspired" by Star Wars, not based on preexisting designs.
"Matchless chief executive officer Michele Malenotti revamped looks from the prequel, the trilogy and the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which opens on Dec. 17. He took inspiration from Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia and new characters, Rey and Finn, who are featured in the upcoming film.
“We wanted the Star Wars inspired jacket designs to represent the individuality of each character... with this Matchless collection,” said Michele Malenotti, Director of Matchless.