The Bill + Mar fashion label was founded by the beautiful and fresh designer, Rosie Bonnar, in 2010. Bill†Mar was named after Rosie’s grandparents Bill and Marian.
After an inspirational year in Sydney surrounded by beautiful scenery, young and creative talent and immeasurable amounts of positive energy, Rosie returned to London with the motivation to launch her own directional fashion label.
Bill†Mar does not conform to regulations and is not afraid to deviate from mainstream trends. Its mix of fabrics, prints and textures make it stand out from the crowd. It is about creating a unique personal wardrobe with a focus on silhouette – body con, cropped or mini wherever possible.
The label’s fashion forward style makes it a unique and exciting addition to the industry. Rosie has just released her latest Autumn/Winter collection, featuring luxury knitter dresses, velvets. It features an updated Marble print with contrasting Neon flashes and an abundance of the fabric of the season, fabulous Scuba. We get to know the designer a little more…
Where are you and what did you do today?
In my studio in SW London, finalising prints for SS14…very excited
Did you always want to be a fashion designer?
Iv always had a huge interest in fashion but was hesitant to make the jump…i’m glad I did I love my job!!
Tell us a bit about Bill & Mar and what inspired the brand and name?
Spent a year in Sydney where I really started to think seriously about starting a label, and also began to believe it was possible. I was so inspired by the dress sense out there, so individual and everyone just looked incredible, along with their amazing positive energy it has been my biggest inspiration the sydney girl is the epitome of the Bill and Mar girl
Who is on the top of your best-dressed list?
Chloe Sevigen, Rita Ora
What’s your favorite hangout in London & Worldwide?
Man thats hard, Brixton/ Notting Hill is my stomping ground , worldwide I think my heart is always in Bondi, it’s so different from what people would expect, it a true creative hub
Favourite sweet as a child?
Yum –I LOVE sweets, I’d say nerds or anything fizzy!!
Can you give us one word you can use to describe fashion?
last record you bought?
Work by Iggy Azalea. LOVE HER!
What do you do to get away from everything?
Watch Home & Away with my sis, or go for a run. Running is a great stress beater, it keeps me motivated and gives me a chance to really free my mind –its important when I’m designing!
What’s in store for the next year?
I’m really excited to launch SS14, I love it so hopefully others will enjoy it too…I’m desperate to do a capsule menswear range and to work with some exciting people. In the future I’d love to do swim wear
What was the last thing that really made you stop and stare?
Alexander Wangs latest collection oh my!!