Luella Bartley was born in England in the year 1974. She studied fashion in the city of London, at Central St. Martin’s College. She abides in the company of her fashion photographer as well as her boyfriend, namely David Sims, and their two babies, Kip and Stevie. Bartley is also a British Vogue journalist turned fashion designer. She uses the name “Luella” for her fashion house.
Luella Bartley collections often feature as an admixture of preppy sophistication and street style. Since the launch of her line in the year 1999, Luella Bartley’s London-based design has usually delivered.
Serving as her domestic muse, is the compliant Brit “It” girl who just loves to be embellished in nothing less than a classic pink button-down shirt-consistently tucked into skintight jeans or any another favorite, under one of Luella Bartley’s signature striped sweaters. Luella Bartley is ever known for her eclectic idealistic combinations of “little black dresses with pearls for polka dots; punk motorcycle jackets with gingham skirts; red, preppy navy, and white.”
Her first collection appeared in the year 2000, only consisted of 6 imitations showing off her clothes in a friend’s apartment, but three seasons on, Luella Bartley held a full-scale display with celebrity fans Texas singer Sharleen Spiton and Kate Moss seated in the front row. Elle gave her the award named “Young Designer Award” for the year 2000.
In fall of the year 2002, Luella Bartley has entered into commercial partnership with New Look, who plans to show her clothes in 20 of their biggest stores. In January year 2006, Luella Bartley became the first designer to create a price able collection of women’s accessories and apparel for Target Corporation’s GO International line, focusing on oversize kitschy prints and sunglasses. Bartley’s designs were usually featured in defunct teen magazine named “ELLE girl”.Luella Bartley profile was additionally enhanced by her partnership with British leather Goods Company named Mulberry, for whom she designed a contour of bags. Pursuing the success of the collaboration, Bartley signed a contract with majority Mulberry shareholder Club 21 to produce a short line of accessories that eventually grew to include clothing as well as complete accessory collection.