About the Designer
Jillian Ann the Designer and Visionary of Ritual Fashion is truly a renaissance woman. A musician, model, writer, environmentalist and world traveler she brings all of these influences into her fashion designs. Jillian was one of the first models to use the internet to get work eschewing the conventional agencies in favor of developing a professional network that quickly made her one of the top models online.
Income from modeling helped her launch her music career and as she toured the world, playing small venues to massive shows at Burning Man and EDC, she kept looking for the coolest clothes to wear on stage and off. While a great admirer of many fashion designers. she decided that her style was a bit different from what was readily available and Ritual was born.
Her passion for environmental issues, the ethical treatment workers and the endless search for style proved to be the foundation upon which Ritual was started and has since grown. In its fourth year, this largely self-financed startup has been featured in top magazines and worn by some of the biggest film, TV and music stars as well as being featured in television and film.
Jillian designs and oversees production of her clothes as each is hand made by skilled artisans using eco friendly materials. Jillian can often be seen at the world’s top music festivals and calls roaming the globe home.
Favorite quote: Hannibal “ I will find a way or make one”.
Favorite color: Black
Favorite pet: cat
Favorite fabrics to design in: Leather, silk and modal.
"Jillian is the designer behind RITUAL, a brand that values sustainability, quality and cutting-edge design, as you can clearly see above.
Her pieces feature intricate, puzzle-like patterns and are made from goat leather; her pieces are handmade in Indonesia and the leather is a by product from the community she employs. "I started this line to create eco-friendly fashion that was also edgy," Jillian tells Teen Vogue. "Things range from simple to couture but everything is made through an ethical and eco-friendly pipeline." RITUAL counts Sara Sampaio and Paris Hilton as fans." Teen Vogue