British designer Hannah Marshall"s ascent from fresh faced fashion graduate, to internationally acclaimed young designer has been nothing short of meteoric. A rising star of the fashion firmament, Hannah Marshall has produced six collections under her eponymous label. All have signaled the beginning of what is to become the reinvention of the Little Black Dress, with Erin O"Connor loaning the infamous Trapeze Dress to the prestigious Little Black Dress exhibition at Zandra Rhodes" Fashion & Textile Museum in London.
February 2007 saw the introduction of her distinctive AW07 "Quiet Noise" collection which debuted at the On|Off exhibition, followed by SS08 "VoID" in September 2007. For AW08 "Code Black" was shown as part of New Gen at London Fashion Week, as was Power Architect for SS09, and then Hannah successfully received the highly acclaimed New Generation sponsorship for the third season running and unveiled the much anticipated AW09 collection "Armour" at The Exhibition at February"s London Fashion Week. Hannah Marshall debuted her first catwalk show at London Fashion Week with her Spring/Summer 2010 collection " "Encryption ", where British supermodel Erin O"Connor modelled for Hannah Marshall exclusively, due to the success of the show the British Fashion Council offered Hannah Marshall her first On Schedule show for February 2010, where Hannah showed the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection, "Army of Me".
A contemporary luxury British brand synonymous with edgy restraint, encapsulates powerful, body conscious and dynamic wonder silhouettes that are engineered with precision and control from high octane mix of contrasting fabrics, such as signature leather with caviar like stingray, luxurious stretch velvet and taught elastic against lustrous silks create an enticing blend. Black takes the main stage, with an offering of minimalist colours each season. Marshall dexterously incorporates signature tactile Braille messages into her collections, which stems from her curiosity of the developing fusion of clothing and communication, which are centred on the iconic LBD. Coupled with this is the intention to evolve a search for new and innovative aesthetics.
Gaining a First Class degree from Colchester School of Art & Design in 2003, Hannah has since established herself internationally as a designer, an entrepreneur and the face of one of the most immediately coveted luxury brands to launch in recent years. Her talent and wealth of experience with leading London fashion designers attracted the attentions of the first ever Creative Pioneer Programme to come from NESTA (The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts). At the age of 21, Hannah was the youngest of 30 young entrepreneurs to receive personal and business training to help transform their ideas into a business. Hannah is now supported by The Centre for Fashion Enterprise and has been recognised by organisations such as the Gen Art in New York, Channel 4 and New Generation sponsored by TOPSHOP at London Fashion Week. Internationally recognised, New Generation support has helped launch the careers of some of Britain"s top designers, including the likes of Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.
Press coverage highlights include; British VOGUE, Style.com, Vogue.com, i D, American ELLE, VOGUE Italia, V, Grazia, The Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, The Independent, Gap Press, Japanese ELLE, Dansk, Wonderland, NME, Jalouse, Interview, Qvest, Wallpaper, L"Officiel and more. Hannah Marshall"s work has been photographed by: Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Steven Meisel and Mariano Vivanco, Fans include: Erin O"Connor, Janet Jackson, Roisin Murphy, Megan Fox, Julia Roitfeld, Alison Mosshart, Alice Dellal, Tori Amos, Skin, Florence Welch, Natasha Khan, Naomi Campbell, Marina and the Diamonds, Rihanna, Emma Watson, Estelle, Beth Ditto, Kelly Osbourne, Ipso Facto, Leah Weller and more.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo