gillian julius , a south african by birth , and a traveller by nature , graduated from fashion institute of technology johannesburg south africa.
as fashion editor in south africa to the youngest buyer of internationally recognized designer labels in the uk , her talent for both spotting and setting a trend was apparent from the start of her career.
her move to the usa enabled her to utilize her merchandising, marketing and designs skills as west coast president of french connection uk , and later as president of life style clothing brand a.gold.e usa .
gillian , in launching her own brand of clothing “items by design” was now able to utilize her retail and marketing background to introduce stretch fabric lyrcra to the american contemporary market and a one size fits most concept! her introduction of “immediate deliveries ” revolutionized the fashion industry and inspired a move away from the tradition of seasonal collections.
in 2008 she moved away from designing manufacturing and marketing clothes, shoes and bags when she recognized an unfulfilled niche in the jewelry market and launched her eponymous gillian julius line of contemporary jewelry . gillian’s unique trademark use of multi-plated gold silver , rose gold or iridium tubes strung together onto waxed cotton and fastened with signature buckle closure has made her bracelets and necklaces instantly regconizable the world over . this muted italian palette of cotton cords highlighted with swarovski diamonds , crystals or pearls makes this in demand collection both current and timeless – a must have on every wrist !
today , gillian julius, with an ever expanding collection and celebrity following, is featured in high-end speciality boutiques and major luxury retailers worldwide.