2014 Timeless Beauty collection
The new Alan Hannah Timeless Beauty collection takes inspiration from the classic fashion decades and Iconic looks of the 20th Century adding a modern cutting edge sensibility.
Marguerite Hannah is the creative driving force behind the label, Alan Hannah, and she has created the latest collection with luxurious silks and hand beading to produce exquisite silhouettes.
Her collection has lovely simple elegant lines like Evita (shown left), but also some very intricate detailing on dresses like Gwyneth (shown below) which sparkle with Swarovski crystal beadwork and have a real Art Deco feel.
Loretta and Marlene were created with the specially commissioned lace used on the bodice which is colour matched to the silk satin of the skirt.
She has introduced these lovely rich colours, sea pearl, cream and silver on the laces and satins to complement brides with complexions which are more suited to these richer tones rather than ivory or white.
Bettie was designed by Marguerite using a deceptively simple silhouette which is dramatically highlighted with the beautiful gold metallic French lace used on the bodice.
Alan Hannah has created a very specific range of jewelry and head pieces to match the new styles. One statement headpiece made to match Bettie is called Byzantium, made with handmade gilded ceramic leaves , freshwater pearls and crystals was inspired by both the colour of the lace and the drama of the breath taking golden mosaics of Ayia Sophia in Istanbul.
Other new dresses like Dolores (shown right) can be transformed by the optional accessories which can change the dress dramatically.
The detachable peplum can be removed and the dress is instantly transformed when this is replaced with the tulle over skirt and fur wrap which changes the whole look from simple Gallic elegance to a very romantic and soft full skirt.
This could be worn for the ceremony and the peplum version for the evening. This dress could also be worn with a simple belt for another occasion altogether and look different again.
On Estelle (shown left) Marguerite has used beautiful French lace as a detail on the bodice rather than all over lace which has given the lines of the dress lovely definition and a clean silhouette.
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