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Katie Hillier may work with Victoria Beckham on her new handbag collection, but she stresses: "She designs the bags. At the start of the season, Victoria gives me a huge folder full of all the stuff she's seen that she likes, and we work through it together. Often I'll come back with an idea and she'll say no — she's particularly picky about fabrics, which is unusual. Lots of people I've worked with are like, 'It looks good — great!,' but Victoria will lick her finger and wipe it on the cloth and be like 'Uh-oh, I can see what's going to happen to that in the rain!' She wear-tests all the bags when they're in development, taking them everywhere she goes. All the bags are designed to fit into her life and that's why they just work." [Telegraph UK]