Los Angeles Times

Vicki von Holzhausen is redesigning fashion accessories in a big way


The path from the automobile industry to the accessories world isn’t exactly a straight road. There are left turns and unexpected obstacles, dead ends and U-turns.

"When you’re a car designer, you’re trained in the technicalities of how to engineer and build a product"

Vicki von Holzhausen

But for Von Holzhausen label designer Vicki von Holzhausen, that road, while challenging, has been rewarding.

“When you’re a car designer, you’re trained in the technicalities of how to engineer and build a product,” says Von Holzhausen, who was a designer for brands such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz in Europe before moving to Malibu in 2012. “I applied that knowledge to creating a business and to manufacturing a completely different product from start to finish. My starting point with my bags was a lifestyle concept — a timeless vibe and clean, minimalist approach. I wanted to create an accessories collection because I felt an accessory is the iconic point in a woman’s wardrobe.” 

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