In 1988 The Alan Hannah label was established by Alan Hannah who designed and supplied accessories to retailers while representing and working with other bridal wear dress designers. In 1990, Alan was joined by future wife, designer, Marguerite Michael who took over the reins as creative director and designer of a single bridal wear range while Alan concentrated on Marketing PR and sales.
Success quickly followed and the label went from strength to strength with stockists opened all over the UK and in the rest of the world. By the mid 90’s Alan Hannah was at the forefront of bridal fashion with a string of awards including designer of the year for Marguerite on several occasions.
In the 2000’s it seemed that lots of other designers had moved their production to the far east, but after a lot of deliberation, Alan and Marguerite decided to ensure that the independence and quality of the label should not be compromised and invested in more modern production and training techniques to enable them to continue making the gowns here in London.
In 2009 huge resources were invested in purchasing and fitting out a new bespoke headquarters in North London which was opened by HRH The Princess Royal in 2010.
In 2010 the MiaMia collection was unveiled as a prêt range but has since been edging in a more bespoke direction but with a very different personality and styling to the main label.
2011 saw the introduction of the Alan Hannah accessories collection which has been very successful with brides who want a matching piece of jewellery to complement their Alan Hannah gown.