An inspirational figure, a game changer in her own field, and an immensely experienced woman in her field: These are just a few of the descriptions that are used to describe the sensational fashion genius, Tigerlily Hill. The frequently awarded beautiful, black woman has been making intense waves in the fashion world since the day she put needle to thread.
The Journey Begins
Originally, she started out on her journey as a fashion stylist and a fashion television personality. However this was a mere gateway, a perfectly placed stepping stone for her life to easily get to her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Her mother and father are born of Jamaican and British descent respectively, and since a young age Hill was exposed to constant travel. The exposure she received from her travels shaped the person she became, as growing up on an island tends to give you a false idea of how big the world actually is, “For me, fashion is about flexibility and creativity Hill explains. ‘My early travels exposed me to women from all parts of the world and how they dressed and, from then, I have always been fascinated by their style and how their culture influences what they wear. I feed my creativity with extensive global travel,’ said Hill.
Her parents decided to settle in Iowa for professional reasons, evidently Miss Hill also moved to Iowa as at the time she was still dependent on her parents. Her drive towards educational excellence pushed her to further her studies in Iowa alongside her brother Nikolai at the University of Iowa, however she finished her studies with at the Richmond, The American International University in London while doing a stint at Central Saint Martins.
Returning to Her Roots
After completing her studies, her personal feelings towards her homeland and her family oriented personality drove her and her family to return to the Cayman Islands where Tigerlily blossomed as a working woman. Her first big break was with the American television debut on Glam God with Vivica A. Fox where she was a celebrity wardrobe stylist. The experience gave her inspiration to carry out her own creative ideas and so she did, creating her own line of designs in clothes. Her pieces were so good that almost immediately multiple famous individuals such as Keira Knightley, Hilary Duff, Taryn Manning, Carla Gugino, Maria Menounos, Catt Sadler, Haley Bennett were all photographed in her blouses, creating an immediate demand for her talent in the industry.
The Crown Gleams Brightly
Crown Atelier spiked the number of interested parties in her work. The VH1 project was also a Launch pad for her carrier as she moved up towards greater things. She describes her designs as classic and fun. Her target markets are both the women who want to be fashionable at the office clothes as well as the ones who want the full glamour treatment experienced on the red carpet. She has worked on numerous award shows, music videos and films as a wardrobe stylist and costume designer spreading her talent and unique designs across the globe. On the 22 of June, 2016 her brilliance was acknowledged. She was given an award that was to signify the potential she had in her field of work, the Emerging Designer Award at Caribbean Fashion Week. The Cayman National Cultural Foundation(CNCF), award her this star as a symbol of their expectations of Miss Hill based on nothing but the quality of her work itself on February 25, 2016. Not only did they recognize her excellence but so did the people of the Essence Magazine in which she was highlighted as one of the designers to watch. In June 2012 she won the Emerging Designer Award at Caribbean Fashion Week.
Her overall lifestyle was goal oriented in every segment, making her the intelligent, talented and beautiful Caribbean role model she is today.