Luella, one of the fashion industry’s biggest success stories, has become a surprise victim of the credit crunch.
Yesterday Luella Bartlet announced her label is to cease trading after a major financier, Club 21, pulled out.
Fashion it-girls Alexa Chung and Lily Allen are regularly spotted in Luella’s preppy, ready-to-wear numbers and now the label is off the shelves, expect vintage Luella prices to rocket.
Luella Bartlet, describes her clothes as ‘things to go out and get drunk in’.
Her clothes are fashionable but wearable and the kind of thing we would all be wearing (if our budgets would allow).
A former fashion journalist for the Evening Standard, Vogue, The Face and Dazed and Confused, Luella shot to fame displaying her first collection in Pulp bassist Steve Mackay’s flat.
As a tribute to the eccentrically, English designer, here are some of my favourites: