Born: Stratford Upon Avon
Former Vogue and Dazed & Confused fashion editor Luella Bartley launched her Luella label with a spring/summer range for 2000.
She had moved into publishing after graduating from Central Saint Martins College, but launched her own fashion line, called Daddy, I Want A Pony, after creating it in a friend’s apartment.
Young Designer Of The Year in 2001, Luella, who lives in Cornwall with her partner and children, numbers several artists among her influences. Justine Firschmann and Mathangi Arulpragasam are both former roommates.
Famous fans include Kate Nash, Kelly Osbourne, Lily Allen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mischa Barton.