Hill & Friends by Emma Hill & Georgia Fendley is an up and coming fashion brand for handbags and accessories. They entered the fashion stage just a couple of months ago but Emma Hill is also the ex-creative director for Mulberry. She knows her stuff. Their signature is the smily face lock which 'winks' at you when it's locked. The handbags are presented by 1930's lobby boys or bellboys, in dark pink uniforms and 'Hill & Friends' caps. Gustave H. (The Grand Budapest Hotel) would have been proud. I ran into two of them at the LFW and they were very charming indeed.
I was so lucky and got a goodie bag from Hill & Friends when I visited Harrods in London. The Goodie bag was gorgeous, it was filled with postcards, lollipops, tattoos and stickers, all in my favorit color, PINK!
The bags are happy and playful in many different colors but still got a classy feel to them with nice clean lines and squared shapes. The silluets aren't surprising or new but the neon pink and the small Lobby bears are a nice touch. Hill & Friends first collection was presented in september last year at London Fashion Week SS16 and that collection had six key silluets:
The Happy Handbag
Happy Shoulder Bag
Happy Chain Bag
Happy Mini Bag and Happy Clutch.
I am looking forward to see that they will create in the future.
Hill & Friends
If you are interested in the catwalk show, please visit:
LONDON FASHION WEEK: http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/designers_profile.aspx?designerID=2771