GOSSIP STATION: Billie Jacobina

We are so excited to be joined by fabulous designer Billie Jacobina who designed THE jumpsuit of all jumpsuits for Alegre Kate’s Press Day outfit. We love her creativity of iconic pieces and were so honoured to be able to wear one of her creations for the day. We came across her on Instagram and from that moment we were in love with what we saw. SO, it is with great pleasure to have Billie join us for FAB FIVE on gossip station to hear about where it all began!

Billie thank you so much for joining us it is fab to have you with us! Can you please start off by telling us where you get your inspo for your incredible designs?

Hi everyone, thank you so much for having me! Hmmm that's a hard question as I take my inspiration from things that have happened to me or experiences I have had while making the collection. It changes all the time.

That’s so nice that you design items that are personal to you! Do you have any exciting projects coming up that you can reveal a little bit about to us? Maybe some insider info…

I have just had a presentation confirmation at London fashion week in September! Which I am so excited about. As for other projects…I can't say as of yet!

AHHHH that’s amazing news huge congratulations we can’t wait to hear more about it! Ok so if you could style anyone in BJ who would it be?

I would love to style Stefflon Don! Her style is incredible and I love her music! Also Raye! I think she would look super sassy.

Woah what fabby choices! We will be keeping an eye out that’s for sure! Can you tell us a little about your background and your journey so far…

I am a graduate of 2016 from UCA Rochester who studied fashion textiles print. I was selected to show my collection at graduate fashion week 2016 and since the presentation show I have been awarded the British Council GFW residency award. I worked closely with Indonesian brand ‘Lekat’ for 3 months which resulted in a collaboration for Jakarta fashion week 2016.

I then went on to win fashion scouts ‘ones to watch’ award for my SS17 Graduate collection which is a highly renowned award for up and coming designers.

Wow Billie that’s incredible go you! So, so far it has been pretty fabby haha!! Ok so last but not least, who is your style icon and why?

It has got to be Rihanna! She has done so many amazing things within in industry and always looks incredible!!

We are going to have to agree with you on that one! She definitely is an iconic sassy lady! Maybe one day we will see her rocking one of your wicked designs!

Billie, thank you so much for sparing a mo to have a chat with us we are so appreciative! It has been wicked learning more about your super exciting journey and again, we are huge fans of your creativity. All we can say is that we are so excited to see more as this is just the beginning.

Visit Billie's website here to see more and to be kept updated.

Besos Alegre xox

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