Continuing to put his stamp on the iconic American brand, Raf Simons has enlisted Luella Bartley to be the head of global design for Calvin Klein Jeans. Reporting to Simons' second in command, creative director Pieter Mulier as well as Franck Belochi, president of Calvin Klein Jeans Europe, the British designer brings a wealth of international experience to the fashion house.
Starting her career as a fashion journalist and editor at titles including British Vogue, Luella ran her own eponymous label for 10 years in England, dressing everyone from Alexa Chung to Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller. Having racked up several awards during her career including Britain's Young Designer of the Year shortly after she launched her label and an MBE from the Queen in 2010, Bartley left her brand to join Katie Hillier at Marc Jacobs' sister line Marc by Marc Jacobs in 2013. Despite rave reviews of their design refresh the label shut down in 2015 and the duo launched their own Hillier Bartley label at the end of the same year.
Known for her strong political voice, especially when championing women's rights and quirky, rock and roll design style we can't wait to see what the Brit designer brings to her role.