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Hillier Bartley Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review

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Hillier Bartley Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review
Description
Katie Hillier & Luella Bartley's spins on suiting this season were truly top-notch. But their Fall 2019 line still has us divided. On one end, there's the exquisite construction, but on the other, we can't help but feel that the uneccesary white shirts and childish-looking striped footwear/accessories let the collection down a lot!
Apparel Quality
42
Retail Potential
65
Overall Vibe
49
Reader Rating0 Votes
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Positives
Creative Twists on Suits
Exquisite Tailoring
Fine Textiles Used
Negatives
Awful Styling
Questionable Proportions
Tacky Striped Footwear/garment
Awkward Zipper Placements
Unflattering Oversized White Shirts
52
Ratings

We’re not sure what to make of Hillier Bartley’s Fall 2019 collection. Granted, it had a lot of interesting new ideas, we’re just not too keen on the overall execution. There’s also the question as to the practicality of said clothes, especially in these times wherein pragmatism is needed more than ever. Still, we commend Katie Hillier & Luella Bartley for their creative efforts. Their twisted takes on suiting were infinitely fascinating, especially how any woman can transform a full jacket into a cropped-top. A stunning tan iteration with a red-orange turtleneck had such sleek simplicity but also a distinct shape that was all too powerful. But then there were white shirts. Oversized and extravagant, they did nothing to push the narrative forward. And when styled with those juvenile-looking striped footwear (or are they garments), things went south! We really wish they focused on the tailoring instead and edited those childish looks out. This would have been a stronger Hillier Bartley collection had they done so!

Photo: David Sims / Courtesy of Hillier Bartley

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