Stylist Julie Pelipas Launches Bettter, the Answer to Chic Suiting
Julie Pelipas, stylist and Vogue Ukraine’s international fashion director, has long been a street style favourite, drawing photographers in, siren-like. The gravitational pull makes sense: Pelipas, a mother of two, cuts a severe figure at 6’1 and exudes an overwhelming air of elegance. Her clothes, often loose, languid, and linear, all hang off of her frame deliciously.
Her towering look has not gone unnoticed, and while attending fashion shows over the years, Pelipas had always been stopped by hoards of photographers. When ID’ing her outfits, many mistook her looks, especially her suits, as Phoebe Philo-era Céline creations. But fast-forward years later, we’ve learned that those suits were actually the prototypes for her current suiting-minded label, Bettter. “I only had one Celine suit, but people decided that all the suits I wear are Celine,” she says. “All the others are prototypes from Bettter!”