Luxforecast & Awards

Connoisseurs
  • Katie Hillier
    Jewellery and accessories designer; Creative Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs

    A graduate in fashion from Westminster University in London Katie Hillier was commissioned in 1999 by Luella (Bartley) to create accessories for her second fashion show. Rave reviews lead to Katie working on jewellery, bags and small leather goods for Luella until 2009. Katie’s knack of creating coveted accessories lead to the launch of her Studio through which she has designed for and collaborated with Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jonathan Saunders, Giles, House of Holland, Hogan, Clements Ribiero, Salvatore Ferragamo, Asprey, Loewe in Madrid, working alongside Stuart Vevers and more recently Victoria Beckham.

    Katie is amongst the world’s most sought after accessories designers. In 2009 she won Accessory Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards and in 2012 she was again nominated for the same award. In the same year she was also named as one of the 50 most influential names in British fashion by Elle magazine in the Elle Fashion Power List and in April 2009 she was nominated for Accessory Designer of the Year by Glamour magazine.

    In 2010 Katie launched Hillier with a collection of fine jewellery. The collection consisted of 18ct gold ‘paperclip’ animal pendants, in her signature style of “luxury with a wink”. The Hillier collection of exquisitely produced, adorable fine jewellery and hair accessories in stocked internationally in some of Katie’s favourite boutiques including Dover Street Market in London, Colette in Paris and Biotop in Tokyo.

    Image courtesy of British Fashion Council

  • Alex Proud
    Founder of: Proud Galleries, Proud2, and Proud Cabaret

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  • Anouschka Menzies
    Founding Director of Bacchus

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  • Bip Ling
    Blogger; DJ and Model

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  • Giles Deacon
    Fashion Designer

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  • Gurinder Chadha OBE
    Director and Producer

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  • Joan Burstein CBE
    Co-founder of Browns

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  • John Mathers
    CEO, the Design Council

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  • Katie Hillier
    Jewellery and accessories designer; Creative Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs

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  • Leanne Benjamin OBE
    Principal dancer Royal Ballet

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  • Luke Johnson
    Chairman of Royal Society of Arts; former Chair of Channel 4; Chairman of Patisserie Valerie and Gail’s and FT columnist

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  • Michael Ward
    Managing Director of Harrods

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  • Nadav Kander
    Photographer

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  • Poppy Delevingne
    Model and British Fashion Council ambassador

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  • Professor Wendy Dagworthy
    Royal College of Art’s Head of Fashion

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  • Sir John Hegarty
    Founder. Creative. Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH)

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  • Tom Chapman
    CEO and Co-founder of MATCHESFASHION.COM

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  • Trevor Baylis CBE
    Inventor

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  • Wayne Hemingway MBE
    Co-founder of Red or Dead; Chair of Building for life; Founder of HemingwayDesign

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  • Zara Martin
    TV presenter and DJ

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