We all shed a collective tear when we first heard that Marc by Marc Jacobs was going to bite the dust. After all, the luxury label’s more affordable brand—headed by Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier—had churned out tons of majorly inspired collections that weren’t too harsh on our wallets. But our grievance has been cut short by celebration: Bartley and Hillier are striking out on their own.
The duo are poised to release their own ready-to-wear collection which will include bags and accessories for fall 2015 under their new brand, Hillier Bartley. The luxury label may not be at the same friendly price point as Marc by Marc, but we’re relieved to see this design team continuing to release their ingenious creations for all the world to sigh over. The designers have been working on their own project for a number of years and now that the timing is right, they will release their collection of clothing for bold women.
Although images of the collection are yet to be released, the two have described it as a mix between classic English style with some masculine influences. “It’s about a woman our age, indie by heart, rakish and irreverent by nature, who is maturing into refinement and naturalness,” they said in a release. We’re sure it will be glorious.