Katie Hillier has established herself as a leading accessories designer, having worked for a number of leading luxury brands.
Famous for her creation of the beaded belt for Luella’s second show, “Daddy I Want a Pony”, Katie went on to set up a design consultancy in 2002 and collaborated with a wide range of designers, from Hogan to New Look.
In 2003, Katie was approached by Marc by Marc Jacobs to become freelance Creative Consultant for their range of accessories, where she remains to date. Katie’s role has steadily developed, encompassing the design of handbags, jewellery, and hair accessories. The past two years she has become design consultant for the Marc by Marc Jacobs eyewear and watches, licensed through Safilo and Fossil respectively.
Katie Hillier Ltd was formed in 2005. The company has since collaborated with Hugo Boss, Luella, Clements Ribeiro, Bill Amberg, Giles, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, Sophia Kokosalaki, Armand Basi, Daks, Samantha Thavasa Japan, Markus Lupfer, House of Holland, Loewe, Marc by Marc Jacobs, E. Tautz, Converse, Gap, Jonathan Saunders, Norton & Sons and Victoria Beckham.
As her company expands, Katie continues to work on specialised commission based projects for individual companies as well as special one off collaborationssuch as the ‘Hillier for LOVE IN’ at Dover Street Market to launch the Condé Nast publication LOVE and most recently the Loewe Hillier bag collection, which she collaborated on with Stuart Vevers and launched at Colette in Paris in February 2011.
In March 2009, Katie was named one of the 50 most influential names in Britishfashion by Elle magazine in the Elle Fashion Power List and in April 2009, she became nominated for Accessory Designer Of The Year by Glamour Magazine, UK. Katie also won the Accessory Designer of the Year award, at The British Fashion Awards, 2009.
Following Katie’s prestigious award, she launched her own line, ‘Hillier’ in 2010, with a fine jewellery collection of unique animal pendant paper clips. Currently selling in Dover Street Market, Astley Clarke and Harvey Nichols in London,Colette in Paris and Biotop in Japan. Most recently Katie has added to the Hillier collection with a range of Hillier hair accessories.