Lulu Guinness OBE, famous for her unique and glamorous British handbags and accessories launched her company in 1989. Instant praise in the fashion media paved the way for Lulu Guinness shops in London, New York, Tokyo and Seoul. Her unique creations are also sold in department and specialty stores worldwide, including Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason in the UK, Brown Thomas in Ireland and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.
Lulu passionately designs the interior of her own stores herself to ensure she captures the true essence of the brand, creating a location where customers come and experience the all encapsulating world of Lulu Guinness.
Lulu’s Collectable bags described as ‘tomorrow’s treasures’, have become permanent fixtures in museums worldwide. The Florist Basket is in the permanent fashion collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The Collectables have also been the subjects of two exhibitions in Sotheby’s London and New York. Meanwhile her bags are seen on the arms of an ever-expanding array of celebrity supporters, amongst them Dita von Teese, Helena Bonham Carter, Katy Perry, Florence Welch, Christina Aguilera, Rachel Weisz and Alexa Chung.
Despite her success Lulu never had any formal design training apart from a year’s foundation course at art school and a long-standing passion for design and fashion. Lulu’s strong personal style and her original vision has played a large part in her success, with Elsa Schiaparelli as her icon Lulu lives by her motto ‘Dare to be Different’.
SCOOP AND THE CITY – show dates 24-26 July 2016
Old Billingsgate, London
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