It was just two weeks ago when it was announced that Marc by Marc Jacobs would cease to exist and would instead be diffused into the Marc Jacobs brand. At the time of the announcement, it was unclear if MBMJ Creative Director Katie Hillier and Design Director Luella Bartley would follow suit and move to work under Marc Jacobs… that is, until now.
Meet Hillier Bartley, a new luxury brand created by the former Marc by Marc Jacobs design duo. According to sources, the brand, which just launched this week, is comprised of ready-to-wear apparel, bags and accessories, and will be available at select retailers starting in August.
Will Hillier Bartley be major competition for Marc Jacobs? We’re not sure. But what we do know is Hillier will remain involved with the Marc Jacobs brand in some capacity. Double win!