Chloé appoints accessories consultant

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    Chloe opens London store
    Chloé appoints accessories consultant

    Fashion house Chloé has appointed Emma Hill to be its new accessories consultant. It may not be the announcement the fashion industry has been waiting for since designer Phoebe Philo quit the company in January. Her departure left many wondering who could fill her shoes. To date her design team has been manning the fort, but with accessories an important source of revenues for the house, this appointment is significant. Hill was previously vice president of adult accessories design for Gap Inc, where she was brought on board in 2002 by the then-senior vice president for adult product development and design, Pina Ferlisi. Both left Gap last October. Prior to that, she was a senior accessories designer at Marc Jacobs, working on both Collection and Marc by Marc Jacobs accessories. She has also worked for both Liz Claiborne and Calvin Klein. “We needed to reinforce our team given the rapid growth of accessories,” Chloé chairman and chief executive Ralph Toledano commented. According to WWD, Hill will be based in London and her first accessories collection will launch in time for fall 2007.
    24 August 2006

  2. Old articles (2004) on Emma Hill
    TIME: Women in Fashion: Emma Hill

    Hill was formerly on high-fashion designer Marc Jacobs' winning accessories team, which produced key items such as the $975 two pocket Stella bag, and before that worked at Calvin Klein.
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    Emma Hill, 34, who had been Marc’s handbag designer, was named Vice President for Accessories at the Gap in 2002, and more recently, Pina Ferlisi, 38 the “creative talent” behind the 2000 launch of Marc by Marc Jacobs, has been brought on board to design a brand new sportswear collection for the Gap.
  3. Very interesting! I can't wait to see what she will do for Chloe!
  4. Ditto jag, I can't wait to see what she comes up with! :yes:
  5. I am excited by this news. The bags she designed during her tenure at the gap were incredible (I am not kidding!). Pebble-y leathers and the most darling little blackish/brown hobo bag with motorcycle zippers all over it that my stepdaughter TO THIS DAY will not part with. I remember the totes she designed for The Gap year before last selling for 2-3 times their retail on eBay. Of course The Gap's stuff sucks since she left. I think she will do great things for Chloe...!!! :yahoo: