Hannah Marshall LFW sneak peek

17 February 2010

A high pitched noise escaped our lips when we clicked open the attachment from Hannah Marshall this morning. We asked her to tip us off as to her inspiration for AW10 – and she’s sent us these amazing Grace Jones images – back in the day when she and her film maker partner Jean Paul Goude were an amazing creative force that nearly took over the world. Incidentally Grace is STILL ON IT she’s doing a series of gigs at the Albert Hall this year, showing the current generation how its done.

We are sooo looking forward to Hannah’s show and she very sweetly agreed to answer our questions and drop the Grace Jones hint into our inbox. . . 

Last season we saw a lot of black, plus amazing sharp shoulders and hips. What can we expect for AW? Can you give us a clue as to what has been inspiring you? 

Autumn/Winter 2010 sees a progressive move from protection of the body into a collection that plays with theexposure of the female form.

We've seen several of Grazia's favourite girls in Hannah Marshall, including Erin and Shingai (Noisettes) Who else's style do you admire and who would be your ideal client on the celebrity scene?

I work with Florence & The Machine and Skin from Skunk Anansie – both of which have a fantastic personal style. My style icons are powerful women such as Grace Jones and Tilda Swinton.

This season you are on the BFC schedule for the first time - congratulations! Does this change the way you will prepare for the show at all? Your shows are well known for their polish already - will you get the chance to go bigger on the production side of things?

I am really excited to be showing On-Schedule this season and very appreciative of the support I have from the British Fashion Council and My Beautiful City who produced my debut show and who I am working with again on the upcoming show. Last season was really successful but was organised chaos, so this season I know more what to expect!

Thank you so much Hannah and good luck! See you at the show!

Hannah is currently the ambassador for Sure Crystal

-Naomi Attwood


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