BILLIE JACOBINA IS A PRINTED TEXTILES BASED BRAND, DIRECTED BY BILLIE JACOBINA HERSELF. ADDING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN TO FASHION, BY MAKING THEM CONTEMPORARY, THE BRAND ATTEMPTS TO BREAK BOUNDARIES WITHIN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, BRINGING BILLIE’S DREAMS AND FANTASIES ALIVE THROUGH HER GARMENTS.

AFTER GRADUATING FROM UCA ROCHESTER AND WOWING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AT GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2016, BILLIE WON THE GRADUATE FASHION WEEK RESIDENCY AWARD IN JAKARTA, WHERE SHE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A COLLABORATIVE COLLECTION WITH INDONESIAN DESIGNER BRAND LEKAT. BILLIE HAS ALSO WORKED WITH BEAM SHOES TO CREATE A LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION.

IN SEPTEMBER 2017 BILLIE JACOBINA WAS AWARDED FASHION SCOUT'S COVETED "ONES TO WATCH" AWARD. SHE RECEIVED A SPONSORED COLLABORATIVE CATWALK FOR SS17 ALONGSIDE THE OTHER RECIPIENTS, SUPPORTED BY FASHION SCOUT DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK. 

 

FREYA, THE ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SPIRIT DISTILLED FROM BIRCH TREE SAP, HAS COLLABORATED WITH BILLIE JACOBINA TO CREATE A PRINTED TEXTILE PIECE USING THE BRAND’S TREE MOTIF. 

CREATED BY DRINKS GROUP PURE WILD SPIRITS, FREYA IS NAMED AFTER THE NORSE GODDESS OF ‘LOVE, BEAUTY, FERTILITY AND SENSUALITY’. THE LIQUID IS CREATED USING “ONLY SUSTAINABLE METHODS”, DISTILLING BIRCH SAP THAT IS HARVESTED ONCE A YEAR, IN THE SPRING, FROM BIRCH FORESTS IN NORTHERN EUROPE.

THE TEXTILE DESIGN WILL BE UNVEILED AS PART OF BILLIE JACOBINA’S AUTUMN/WINTER ’17 COLLECTION, ACCOMPANIED BY FREYA COCKTAILS.

 

SS17 CATWALK

 

GRADUATE LOOKBOOK

 

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