Designer Julian J Smith is just two seasons in at London Fashion Week, but he’s already a hot favourite with the A-list. Victoria Beckham was – of course – the first to step out in his designs, sporting a S/S 2010 dress last December. The design was later worn by Olivia Palermo!
Since then, everyone from Mischa Barton to Sophie Ellis-Bextor has got in on the Julian J Smith action, with popstrel Diana Vickers wearing no fewer than three of his dresses, including this fab print number to the Marc Jacobs' fragrance launch party this month.
Julian worked with London designers Erdem and Jonathan Saunders, and red carpet favourite Roland Mouret, before debuting at London Fashion Week for S/S 2010. The designer has also created one-off pieces for pop stars like Beth Ditto, Alison Goldfrapp and Leona Lewis and was awarded the Studio East prize last season.
Shop Julian J Smith at Start Boutique.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood