Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Luella Bartley, Katie Hillier join Marc by Marc Jacobs

luella-bartley.jpg
katie-hillier.jpg
marc-jacobs.jpg

Luella Bartley, MBE and Katie Hillier have been appointed directors at Marc by Marc Jacobs, in a landmark move by the diffusion brand.

Luella will take on the role of design director and Katie has been named creative director, marking the first time anyone but Marc Jacobs himself has had creative control over the womenswear label in its 13-year history.

Both designers are household names within the fashion industry. The appointment heralds a comeback for Luella, who has been out of the limelight for the past four years.

A former fashion editor at British Vogue, she is best known for her label "Luella" launched in 1999. The brand showcased her distinctive, punk-inspired style - a look that was quickly snapped up by the likes of Mulberry and New Look (Luella was one of the first designers to launch a capsule collection for the store in 2002).

The Luella bag she designed for the Mulberry collaboration was an instant bestseller, and she was widely credited with reviving Mulberry's image back at the start of this decade.

Katie unveiled her luxury Hillier London jewellery line in 2010 and has worked on a freelance bassis with Luella and Marc for many years.

"I'm very excited to have Katie here in her new role. Her creativity and energy inspires me and everybody she works with," Marc told fashion website WWD.

"She is a great leader. She is a team player and a great friend to Robert (Duffy, CEO of Marc Jacobs) and me."

Marc will still be involved in the decision-making process at Marc by Marc Jacobs, but it is thought he will take a step back to focus on his other commitments, including Louis Vuitton.

Both Katie and Luella will work from London, where they live.

Are you excited by the appointment of Kate and Luella at Marc by Marc Jacobs? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

Related

marc-jacobs.jpg

Marc Jacobs: Is there nothing you can’t do?

Grace HERO.jpg

The Fashion Power List

rexfeatures_567306h (1).jpg

20 Beauty Looks from 80s Movies

Comments

More

The Stylist team road tests spring’s trouser suits

Is it time to ditch the jeans?

by The Stylist web team
25 Apr 2017

This week's Style List: from superfly sneakers to power red lips

30 simply delightful things

by The Stylist web team
25 Apr 2017

Government slammed for “cop out” response to dress code laws

Your employer can demand you wear heels to work

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Apr 2017

This Primark item is going for over double its original price on eBay

Do you own the must-have high street number?

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Apr 2017

Balenciaga is selling a £1,670 version of the big blue Ikea bag

The designer brand isn’t the first to take style inspiration from carrier bags.

by Moya Crockett
20 Apr 2017

Calvin Klein champions age diversity in latest underwear ad

It features women aged 18 to 73

by Hayley Spencer
19 Apr 2017

This chic River Island blouse has taken Instagram by storm

Social media users are absolutely obsessed with this high street number

by Kayleigh Dray
19 Apr 2017

The surprising thing about the average cost of a wedding dress in 2017

by Amy Swales
18 Apr 2017

Unicorn trainers are happening - don't try and fight it

You know someone who will want these

by Anna Pollitt
18 Apr 2017

Why this model won't stop sharing cellulite photos on Instagram

And she has an incredibly important reason for it, too

by Kayleigh Dray
13 Apr 2017