Tabitha Simmons was born and raised in England. She began her career into fashion at 14, having worked at a shoe store in the U.K. After graduation with honors from Kingston University with a degree in film and set design, Tabitha began her career as a model. Her interests quickly became focused on fashion styling, which allowed her to combine her personal style with an academic design background.
In 2009, Tabitha launched her eponymous luxury footwear label; since its inception, Tabitha and the collection have been globally recognized, having won a British Fashion Award, a Footwear News Achievement Award, a CFDA Swarovski Award for accessory design, Glamour UK Accessories Designer of the Year, Footwear News Style Influencer, CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year Award, a FFANY Designer of the Year Award and most recently a Footwear News Designer of the Year Award. She was also a runner up for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award.
The Tabitha Simmons collection is defined by the use of exquisite materials and the finest leathers and suede. Couture craftsmanship by master cobblers in Italy is exhibited in detailing such as delicate eyelet embroidery and ornate embellishments. Her designs are mainly inspired by her British roots and worldwide travels. She has collaborated with a diverse array of brands from Johanna Ortiz to Brock Collection to Equipment.
The collection is carried by 60 exclusive worldwide retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-porter, Matches Fashion, Moda Operandi, Saks Fifth Avenue and so many more. In addition to her lengthy list of luxury retail partners, Tabitha also counts Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne, Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Watts, Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Bosworth, Lily Aldridge and more amongst her lengthy list of supporters.