The collection: “I have used silk chiffon and soft silk satins to emulate the movement of the ocean in the 2016 Watercolours collection,” says the label’s designer Marguerite Hannah. “The new beading adds to the beauty of the soft swaying fabrics.
“I collaborate with a very gifted Indian beading designer, whose techniques have been passed down the generations. I’m dedicated to helping to preserve these precious skills. That’s why I always want to make my dresses here in the UK with my dedicated seamstresses.” The collection retails from £1600 to £2500.
Loving it: “Alan Hannah gowns are known for their wearability, soft structuring and beautiful themes, and the fabrics remain true to the high design standard ethos – textiles steeped in history and produced on a small scale in family-owned mills,” says Helen Walker of Anne Priscilla Bridal.
“It was the first label I introduced to my boutique 23 years ago,” says Carol Hutton of Charlotte Grace. “The team are a dream to work with: they’re innovative and amenable and each collection is exciting.”
“I adore working with them, not just for the quality of the collection but also because of their flexibility, professionalism and the fact they always put the bride first,” says boutique owner Rachel Scott.