Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier made a name for themselves at some of fashion’s top houses until they chose to go solo with luxury label Hillier Bartley. With a focus on fabrics, the collections celebrate English tailoring with the accompanying sense of wit. In both shape and decoration, this dress references Japanese design with crimson cherry blossom embroidery and a wide waist belt. A below-the-knee cut leaves it open to eccentric English styling.
Hillier Bartley silk-satin maxi dress
Concealed zip fastening at side and hook-and eye fastening at back
High neck, ruched shoulders and cuffs, long bell sleeves, buttoned cuffs, fish-motif embroidery at front bodice, self-tie belt at waist, keyhole detail at back, flared hem