Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley have announced the launch of their own luxury brand, Hillier Bartley, following the closure of Marc by Marc Jacobs, where the pair worked as creative director and womenswear design director respectively. The label launches with an autumn/winter 2015 collection, including women’s ready-to-wear, bags and accessories.
Bartley commented ‘Hillier Bartley is a very personal project which Katie and I have been working on for years. It is a culmination of everything I have learnt as a designer and a woman and is purely and defiantly about the clothes and fabrics’, while Hillier said ‘I’m really proud of what we’ve made – the craftsmanship, attention to detail and design. It’s been a real labour of love and I am really looking forward to seeing women we admire carrying our bags and wearing our clothes’.