Marguerite Hannah March 2019
My new Alan Hannah collection is a real labour of love and I have so enjoyed the creative process from sketching my initial ideas to making the patterns and finally seeing my team actually sew and complete the dresses. Working in my studio is so rewarding and reminds me of how much I adore the actual hands on intensity of creating my made in England collection.
The focus is on timeless elegance and the evolution of cut. I wanted two looks which could be thought of as oppositional but in fact have worked to create a lovely harmony. There are sculptural structured dresses in Mikado and satin which have a geometric simplicity with beautiful corsetry and boning. When this ethos is translated to softer fabrics like crepe and tulle the theme is seamless but the softer fabrics move the collection to a subtly different place with the structure intact but softened by layering and fluidity which gives a real breadth to the collection.
We are really looking forward to showing the new collections at White Gallery with our lovely new photography which I have tried to style in a very simple but appealing way which translates my ideas of form and cut into some gorgeous images.