Luella Charms Hong Kong

By Butterboom Writers  /  April 22, 2008

London designer showcases new collection at Elements.


Do you remember the movie with Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansen called Ghost World (yes another comic book reference)?

Well that geek chic style is becoming hip these days as showcased by a UK brand. Luella Bartley, Founder and Chief Designer of Luella, flew in from London to attend the brand’s special event in Hong Kong at Elements, late last week to mark the launch of her latest limited edition collection: Friends of Luella.

The brands latest collection and limited edition bags where showcased by models including Amanda S. In addition, Chocolate Rain has especially made two Fatina dolls in commemoration of this event.


More photos below.


That rebellious new-age girl power feel from Ghost World resonates in this new collection. Both Thora Birch and this season’s Luella girl carry a strong element of rebellion and defiance but also can’t help that obsession with a cute flower print tea dress.

The collection goes through the stages of a geeky girl’s transformation into a fully fledged super hero. Bags are big, plastic and colorful worth plenty of pockets for super hero gadgets, or cute vintage inspired granny handbags. Finished with the most exotic materials like ostrich skin, python skin and patent leather, these limited edition handbags are made with the most meticulous craftsmanship coupled with distinct Luella metal buckles.

Selective designs are limited to only two or more globally and are available at the Hong Kong and London retail stores only.


About the Designer: Luella Bartley is a British Designer known for her quirky collection of Brit-inspired clothes. A graduate of Central Saint Martins, she became a journalist for The Evening Standard, a leading U.K. newspaper, and then moved on to become a fashion writer for British Vogue. Luella then launched her own fashion label in 1999 with a capsule collection of clothes at a friend’s apartment. 12 months later, she was crowned Britain’s Young Designer of the Year and she has been unstoppable ever since. Boldface fans of her quirky style range from Foxy Brown and Christina Aguilera to Reese Witherspoon and Cate Blanchett. Her designs are an unofficial uniform for supermodels like Gisele, Carmen Kass, Maggie Rizer and Kate Moss.


With stores in London and Hong Kong, and distribution channels at Dubai and Paris, Luella proves its rising popularity in the global market.

See her collections online here at her official website.

Visit her store in Elements Mall at Kowloon Station.


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