Luella Bartley Biography
Luella Bartley MBE is a British fashion designer, magazine editor, and former journalist. Her work is a personal exploration of vulnerability, intimacy, and conflict in relation to the female experience, specifically the body, and includes works on paper in pencil and oil, photographs, and sculpture. These various mediums depict the investigation’s intimate process.
How old is Luella Bartley? – Age
She is 48 years old as of 2022. She was born in 1974 in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. Her real name is Luella Dayrell Bartley.
Who is Luella Bartley Married to? – Children
She is married to David Sim, a British fashion photographer. The couple has three children; Kip Sims, Stevie Sims, and Ned Sims.
Luella Bartley Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
What happened to Luella Bartley? – Career
Bartley, a former journalist and fashion editor for British Vogue and the Evening Standard newspaper, first attended Warwickshire School of Arts before enrolling at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She launched her eponymous fashion label “Luella” in 1999 with a collection titled “Daddy, I Want a Pony” at a friend’s (Steve Mackey – bassist from Pulp) apartment. Justine Frischmann and Mathangi Arulpragasam, both artists, were former roommates of Bartley (M.I.A.). A year after her first exhibition, she was named Britain’s Young Designer of the Year. Her designs are influenced by the British music scene, and she has received praise for her quirky, punk-inspired, and often distinctly English style.
In February 2000, she made her LFW debut with the show “Daddy, who were the Clash?” The “Gisele” bag she designed from the best-selling “Luella for Mulberry” edition was an instant success in 2002, and it helped to revitalize the ailing Mulberry brand. As a result, Singapore-based retail group Club21 invested in a global licensing agreement for Luella Bartley ready-to-wear and accessories. Bartley was chosen to launch Target’s Go International line in January 2006.
Several times during London Fashion Week, she has shown her work. She returned to London for Spring/Summer 2007 after spending the previous six and a half years in New York and Milan fashion weeks. She opened her first store on London’s Brook Street the same week. In 2008, she launched the “Friends of Luella” limited edition bag collection in Hong Kong. Luella was named ‘Designer of the Year’ by the British Fashion Council later that year, after being nominated for two years in a row. Luella was named ‘International Designer of the Year’ by Elle Sweden in January 2009 as a result of this award.
Kate Nash, Kelly Osbourne, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, Mischa Barton, Chlo Sevigny, Keira Knightley, Foxy Brown, Christina Aguilera, Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett, Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof, Zooey Deschanel, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have all worn her designs. Bartley was announced as the designer of the Liberty Christmas decorations. Despite this, it was reported on November 10, 2009, that Luella had ceased operations. Bartley currently resides in Cornwall with her partner and children, fashion photographer David Sims. In the 2010 New Year Honours, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).