Cathy Pill

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Cathy Pill
Born 1981
Antwerp
Nationality Belgian
Education graduate of the fashion school E.N.S.A.V. of La Cambre in Brussels

Cathy Pill is a Belgian[1] fashion designer,[2] formerly Creator and Director of Cathy Pill label,[citation needed] and presently co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MuseStyle.[3]

After graduating, Cathy quickly became a multi award-winning designer. She started her career at A.F. Vandevorst and Vivienne Westwood.[4] The Cathy Pill label, famous for drapes and prints, was invited to show during Paris Fashion Weeks for 7 years,[when?]. The brand was featured in more than 70 stockists over the world (Galleries Lafayette, Browns, Harvey Nichols, Liberty, Stijl, Irina Kha[citation needed] and was worn by a number of celebrities (Lou Doillon,[citation needed] Beth Ditto,[5] Eva Green[citation needed]). Cathy Pill also worked on a lot of collaborations.[which?] Amongst others, as a consultant for Fashion houses NATAN[citation needed] or as a guest designer for French catalogue retailer La Redoute’s – (spring-summer 2011 edition) [6] with Lou Doillon as her egerie.[citation needed]

Around this period Cathy started gain interest in the digital world and all the opportunities it offers the Fashion Industry.[citation needed] After a one-year career interruption to focus on her family life (2011-2012), mentored by a community of web entrepreneurs,[who?] she decided to put her designer career on hold to develop her own start-up Musestyle.

Early life[edit]

Born in Antwerp in 1981,[citation needed] Cathy Pill graduated from the fashion school E.N.S.A.V. of La Cambre in Brussels.[2] She interned at brands such as A.F. Vandevorst[7] and Vivienne Westwood[7] before winning a numerous prizes.[7]

Fashion Designer[edit]

Cathy Pill was soon rewarded by the Fashion Industry as she successively wins an accolade of prices: The Collection of the Year at Trieste’s contest. Its in 2005 the sponsorships of La Fondation Pierre Bergé[7] et Yves Saint Laurent[7] and of La Maison Yves Saint Laurent at the contest Andam in France; the Fabio Inghirami Award[citation needed] in Italy and the Modo Bruxelle Price in Belgium.[8]

Pill launched her first ready-to-wear collection, titled “Blink”, during the Spring/Summer 06 Paris Fashion Week.[9] Exposed at Le Louvre, and marrying Art Nouveau influenced sinuous patterns extraordinarily with draped and bunched silhouettes, the collection immediately evoked interest and attracted the international press, under which The Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Vogue or Style.com.[10]

The following November, Cathy Pill was invited to present her collections during the Paris fashion weeks for 7 consecutive years. After only a few collections, Cathy Pill’s label could be found in more than 15 countries and 70 stockists Colette, Galleries Lafayette, Browns, Liberty.[citation needed]

In parallel, Cathy Pill worked as a consultant[citation needed] for other fashion houses (ex. NATAN,[citation needed] Claudia Strater.[1] In 2008 Cathy Pill was chosen by Canon Europe to design the famous CD-dress as well as for the We Speak Image collection alongside Matthew Williamson and Jean Charles de Castelbajac.[7]

During the Spring-Summer 2009 season, a line of printed leather bags was launched along with her collection, in collaboration with Kipling.[11] In 2011, La Redoute invites Cathy Pill as their Guest Designer for the spring-summer 2011 edition with Lou Doillon as her egerie.[12]

Co-founder and CEO Musestyle[edit]

Founded by Cathy Pill,[3] Musestyle.com is a fashion visual curation platform[13] to be launched in December 2013. The bridges the gap between inspirational content and e-shopping allowing users to buy fashion and beauty products straight from images. Most importantly the site reunites a group of famous contributors[who?] coming from the Fashion Industry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 13 juni 2011. "Cathy Pill". She.be. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Cathy Pill - SHOWstudio - The Home of Fashion Film". SHOWstudio. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Cathy Pill". Muse Style. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cathy Pill - Ces stylistes belges que le monde nous envie". Skynet.be. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  5. ^ Pfeiffer, Alice. "Beth Ditto Loves Designer Cathy Pill: And You Will, Too". Fashionista. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Cathy Pill La redoute Spring/Summer 2011". Highsnobette.com. 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Cathy Pill - SHOWstudio - The Home of Fashion Film". SHOWstudio. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  8. ^ "Diane, A Shaded View on Fashion: News from Flanders Fashion Institute (FFI) & MOMU and the MAGAZINE N. 32 launch". Dianepernet.typepad.com. 2005-12-13. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  9. ^ "Cathy Pill for La Redoute | 10 Corso Como | The Journal" (in Italian). 10corsocomo-thejournal.com. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  10. ^ —Sarah Mower (2009-01-28). "Popping Pill | style file". Style.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  11. ^ Divia Harilela (2013-09-23). "Cathy Pill | South China Morning Post". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  12. ^ "Quoi de neuf dans la mode #1? | Vogue". Vogue.fr. 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  13. ^ "Cathy Pill, muse des muses •". Essentielle.be. 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-11-29.