With a career spanning over 10 years, Katie Hillier is widely regarded as a pre-eminent accessory designer and creative consultant, and counts luxury brands such as Stella McCartney, House of Holland and Victoria Beckham amongst her elite list of clients. In May 2013 Katie was appointed as Creative Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs.
A graduate in fashion from the University of Westminster in London, the British designer began her career in 1999 working alongside Luella Bartley on her newly established brand, on a range of accessories that included jewellery, bags and small leather goods. Her work at Luella has often been credited as the start of the “It” bag movement in the early 2000’s.
With the launch of her own studio, the designer freelanced as a creative consultant for a number of brands, most notably Marc by Marc Jacobs where she has worked for over 9 years within the accessories division. In 2009, Katie was awarded Accessory Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, and named one of the top 50 most ‘Influential People in Fashion’ in Elle magazines Fashion Power List. Shortly afterwards the designer launched her own fine jewellery brand ‘Hillier London’- a collection of quirky designs presented with the tagline “Luxury With a Wink”. The collection proved an instant hit with fashion insiders and in May 2013 ‘Hiller London’ launched an e-commerce shop to meet demand. The brand is also stocked at Dover Street Market in London, Collette in Paris and Bio-Top in Tokyo.
Creative Director, Marc by Marc Jacobs 2013 - Present, New York, United States
Designer 2010 - Present, London, United Kingdom
1999 - 2009, London, United Kingdom