Tilla Lindig is a mother of three. The London based designer whose ethical and intelligent creations are synonymous with an effortless sense of luxury. She nods to trends without clinging to them and creates luxury outerwear with exquisite tailoring that is easy to wear and appreciated by women with a strong sense of quality and a love for unpretentious style.
Tilla grew up surrounded by fashion: both her parents made their living out of fashion retail and Tilla remembers “VOGUE, ELLE and BAZAAR being scattered all over the house”. At the age of six she got her first sewing machine. Tilla shared her family’s love for beautifully crafted garments from an early age.
She backed up her early insight with studies of Fashion Design in Milan at the Domus Academy and work experiences at Dior, Armani and Agnona. After five years trading as buying director at her father’s Cashmere Boutique in Munich, she started her own couture line in 1999.
Working alongside prestigious designer products, Tilla developed an extensive knowledge of couture that translates directly into the exceptional craftsmanship of her British label Happycoat, that she founded in 2006 in London. Tilla’s strong sense of sustainability and eco -friendly production led her to focus on wool fabrics that are sourced within Europe; every coat and jacket is then locally produced and hand finished in the UK or Germany. Tilla loves to play with the intrinsic heritage of wool by interpreting this traditional fabric in a uniquely modern and hip style that led to Happycoat’s signature look that is a favourite with celebrities and regularly features in Elle, Vogue and InStyle amongst others.
In 2012 Tilla Lindig won a prestigious award for Best German Designer abroad.