Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley set to launch their own label
Just as the fashion world began to mourn the closure of Marc by Marc Jacobs label, the brand’s Creative Director, Katie Hillier and Design Director, Luella Bartley, announced the launch of their own collaborative brand: Hillier Bartley.
But the biggest surprise of all is that their debut collection for autumn/winter 2015 has already been produced. Expect a Brit heritage-inspired ready-to-wear line made from velvet, silk, merino wool and shearling with luxe leather accessories hand-crafted in Italy.
Describing the fledgling fashion label to Vogue, Bartley says “Hillier Bartley is a very personal project which Katie and I have been working on for years. It’s ultimate heroic lies somewhere between an McCulloch and Katherine Hepburn. It’s about a woman our age, indie by heart, rakish and irreverent by nature, who is maturing into refinement and naturalness”.
Hillier & Bartley garnered huge success with their work
for Marc by Marc Jacobs