As London Fashion Week fast approaches, it feels like we’ve reached the home stretch. While bloggers and press dust off their trophy trousers and finery, here at Style and Then Some HQ we have been pouring over schedules and highlights of the bi-annual fashion fest (along with some casual outfit rehearsals, au naturellement)
Year on year, the British Fashion Council constantly come up with new and exciting ways to showcase the city’s best design talent – and quite rightly so. After last year’s Royal Wedding, British Fashion Awards and the New Year’s honours list, never has London’s fashion had such a dominant presence on the international stage
But for me the most exciting news popped through our inbox today – namely, that this season there will be a dedicated platform for fine jewellery entitled the ‘Rock Vault’. Okay, so maybe it isn’t the most imaginative name but bloody hell do they have a stellar line-up that includes Husam El Odeh, Jordan Askill and (my new style crush) Hillier London, all curated by industry favourite Stephen Webster
It’s the new Hillier line that has really piqued my interest, though. Katie Hillier is one of those people that keeps cropping up when I think of my all-time favourite design houses. She was a brand consultant for the now defunct Luella label and created lines for fashion heavyweights that include Loewe and Marc Jacobs.
She also happens to be bessies with Victoria Beckham and you can see her cheeky influence trickle through VB’s new diffusion line, replete with rainclouds and flirty scalloped hems. It might sound a tad affected to talk about building a fluent design language but for all the labels I have admired from my teens to present, Hillier seems to have had a hand in them some way or the other. Right now, I have an unhealthy obsession with her Bunny Love jewellery line and can’t wait to see what she has in store in February
Read more about the British Fashion Council’s ‘Rock Vault’ initiative here
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