Yep you heard it here first, back in December when we interviewed milliner Stephen Jones at the British Fashion Awards and he let the cat out of the bag (no pun intended). He passed on the insider info that his tip for Accessories Designer of the year was "a lady who’d done a lot of work with Marc Jacobs, and is about to do a lot of work with Victoria Beckham . . .” Later that night, Katie Hillier was officially crowned Accessories Designer of the Year and the pieces of the puzzle fell into place!
And now it's been confirmed! The range of handbags is currently in development, with Hillier, one of the best in the biz, on board in the role of consultant. It’s been 10 years since she began her career at Luella. In that time she has worked for Giles, Loewe, Marc by Marc Jacobs (Perhaps it was Marc who recommended Katie to
There seems to be nothing ol’ Veebie hasn’t turned her entrepreneurial sights on, and with the help of Katie, we imagine her bags are going to match the success of her other ventures so far! (ready to wear collections, sunglasses, denim and fragrances). We can't wait to see the finished product!