Cathy Pill is a fashion designer living and working in Belgium. After completing her studies at the E.N.S.A.V. of La Cambre, Pill went on to work as an intern for A.F. Vandevorst and Vivienne Westwood. In 2003 Pill won The Collection of the Year at Trieste's contest, and in 2005 she also won sponsorships from La Fondation Pierre Bergé et Yves Saint Laurent and from Yves Saint Laurent at the Andam contest in France. In the same year she went onto win the Fabio Inghirami Award in Italy and the Modo Bruxellae Price in Belgium. Her first S/S 2006 collection titled 'Blink' married Art Nouveau influenced sinuous patterns with draped and bunched silhouettes. The collection itself was shown at the Louvre in Paris and since then Pill presents her collections during Paris Fashion Weeks. Her collections continue to be recognised for their smart use of prints, drapes and sharp details, creating modern and feminine silhouettes. Her first ready-to-wear collection was launched during the S/S 2006 Paris Fashion Week. Pill also works as a consultant for other fashion houses and in 2007 she designed the costumes for the opera Frühlings Erwachen at the Royal theatre of La Monnaie. Other renowned commissions include Pill's 'CD-dress' which was designed for a recent Canon campaign. In October 2008 Pill was chosen to design the "We Speak Image" collection for Canon Europe, alongside designers Matthew Williamson and Jean Charles de Castelbajac. Her design label is internationally available in New York, Austria, Belgium, Moscow, France, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, London, Japan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
- Davies, Hywel; ‘100 New Fashion Designers’ Laurence King Publishers September 2008.