VICTORIA BARTLETT

 

Creative Director/Designer

 

Known for a day-to-evening aesthetic, Victoria Bartlett’s career spans more than 20 years of design, styling, and brand development. Her philosophy fuses fashion and function in wearable designs that defy short-lived trends. Victoria Bartlett began her career in design at The London College of Fashion in 1982. Upon graduating with a degree in Fashion Design, she assisted Couturier Rhavis of London, earning a time-honored couture craftsmanship. Victoria Bartlett’s career blossomed after finding her way to NY in 1990, partnering with Fashion Designer, Jeffrey Costello on a body-conscious collection called BC and began working as an editorial stylist. She held Fashion Editor titles at Allure Magazine, Interview Magazine, and BIG Magazine and worked on numerous fashion editorials for ID, French Vogue, China Vogue, Italian Vogue, V Magazine, L’uomo Vogue, and Numero, amongst others. Her celebrity clientele has included Madonna, Courtney Love, Lana Del Ray, Pharrell Williams, Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna, Ed Norton, Jennifer Lawrence, Tilda Swinton and many more. Ms. Bartlett’s expertise in design and trusted styling also enabled her to take the lead as a creative consultant for a broad list of clients; visualizing, directing, and interpreting the ethos of notable brands like Theory, Armani Exchange, Miu Miu, Versace, Versus, Alessandro Dell Acqua, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Christian Lacroix, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. In the Fall of 2003, Victoria branched out on her own as the sole designer and originator of VPL. This award-winning line filled a niche between lingerie and sportswear with utilitarian, stylish garments that were meant to be mixed, matched, and layered. Merging comfort, functionality, and fashion, VPL positioned itself well as an everyday uniform for a sophisticated, multi-faced clientele. The line grew in the high-end contemporary collection, and in 2013 it extended into fashion active with the addition of swim, shoes and accessories, with collections sold in more than 25 countries with hundreds of retail partners and a flagship store in SOHO.

 

Victoria exited VPL in February 2016 to embark on new projects: 

She is currently consulting a new fashion active line with Stella Ishi and will preview for S/S 2018. 

 

Recent costuming projects include costuming for Maria Hassabi’sStaging (2017), Staging Solo (2017) performances as part of Documenta 14 at Kassel, dates June 23-25.

 

Walker Arts Center,Minneapolis as part ofMerce Cunningham, CO:MM:ON TI:ME, for Maria Hassaba’s Staged and Staging (2017)  duration February 2017. 

 

Staged “At the Kitchen” as part of Crossing The Line Festival, Oct 2016.

 

A collaboration with Artist Kai Althoff for an installation at MOMA. 

 

Costuming for Emery Lecrone, “The Most Inner Part of Something” in The New Ballet festival at the Joyce Theatre.

 

Designing the underpinnings for Scarlett Johansson as a manga girl in “Ghost In The Shell.”

 

More artistic collaborations include:

• Costumer, Ugo Rondinone, “A horse with no Name,” and the Public Art

Fund in City Hall Park “the Lightness Of Being” 2013

• Costumer, John Giorno’s film ‘”Thanks for Nothing” at the Palais de

Tokyo exhibition: “I Love John Giorno” October 2015.

• Curator and Catalog Author, ‘Second Skin’ featuring 14 artists including Sarah Lucas, Ugo Rondinone, Jack Pierson, Adam McEwan, Collier Shore, Philip Lorca Di Corsia 2012

 

Honors:

Ecco Domani VPL 2006

Finalist for the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award 2007

CFDAVogue Fashion Fund finalist 2007

CFDA/LEXUS Fashion Fund winner 2012

International Woolmark Finalist 2012