Since former Marc by Marc Jacobs creative directors Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley announced they would be launching a collection of their own, we’ve been patiently waiting to see what the duo would come up with. Now, the fruits of their labor are finally here – Matches Fashion has some of the collection in stock on its site. The range has a few of the playful touches you might expect from Hillier and Bartley, but this offering is far more grown-up.
“This is an intimate, quiet sort of label,” Hillier told Vogue. “Calm and modest—no excess and no fuss.” You’ll find plenty of high necks, bell sleeves and satiny, silky finishes. There is fringe galore and enough pussy bows to please those fans of primness. The outerwear is sensible, sometimes with a twist – we were particularly fond of the belted and tassel-tie coats, a leather bomber jacket and a classic, long button up wool coat. Of course, the collection isn’t without a bit of whimsy, found in adorable bunny-shaped clutches with hefty price points, ranging from $705 to $847.
The collection certainly does not disappoint and is an appealing effort from the pair who so expertly created clothes for a decidedly younger set during their tenure at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Check out a few of our favorite pieces from the range in the gallery below and head over to Matches to shop the collection. (more…)