Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier are launching a new label
What's next for the pair after Marc by Marc Jacobs, you ask? A new label
[Updated 1 April 2015] Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley have officially announced the launch of their new label Hillier Bartley. The designers presented their collection to buyers in Paris earlier this month, which means that it is due to hit stores in August.
Ever since Marc Jacobs announced that Marc by Marc Jacobs was folding, we have been trying to make guesses as to where the brand's former designers Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley are headed next. Some figure they might get absorbed by Marc Jacobs, while others think they will be focusing on their own personal projects (Katie has her jewellery brand Hillier London) or families (Luella lives in London with photographer David Sims and their three children).
But we can finally stop guessing as WWD just reported that the designing duo is launching a new luxe label. Rumour has it that the label will be called Hillier Bartley and the debut collection is set to be released August 2015. Watch this space!