Person

Ian Hylton

Photo of high-waisted short black skirt with large black bow

I was insane for WilliWear, and I spent every saved-up busboy dime on a tan linen trench coat and matching shorts. His spirit was in everything he did, and it was addictive.

It was democratically priced and considerately designed. No one could ever quite fill his shoes. Being in the design field myself, I know how difficult it is to build a brand, a brand that lasts the test of time, and one true to the creator. Willi was a true original!

Photo of high-waisted short black skirt with large black bow

WilliWear Skirt, ca. 1990

"I bought this WilliWear skirt for my sister about 25 years ago. She still wears it today! Good design is eternal."