Lulu Guinness
United Kingdom
Lulu Guinness, famous for her witty and glamorous British handbags and accessories, launched her company in 1989. Instant praise in the fashion media paved the way for Lulu Guinness shops in London, New York, Tokyo and Seoul. Her unique creations are also sold in department stores and specialty stores worldwide.

Lulu Guinness's Collectable bags were described as ‘tomorrow's treasures’. The Florist Basket is in the permanent fashion collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The Collectables have also been the subjects of two exhibitions in Sotheby's London and New York. Meanwhile, her bags are seen on the arms of an ever-expanding array of celebrity supporters, amongst them are Dita von Teese, Helena Bonham Carter, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Rachel Weisz and Alexa Chung.

Despite her success, Lulu Guinness never had any formal design training apart from a year's foundation course at an art school and a long-standing passion for design and fashion. Her strong personal style and her original vision has played a large part in her fame. In 2006, Lulu Guinness was awarded an OBE from the Queen and three years later, she was awarded The Independent Handbag Designer Awards ICONOCLAST Award for Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design. Lulu Guinness accepted an Honorary Doctorate by The University of the Arts London in 2012.