Alice Hannah is a London-based fashion design company which specialises in quality accessories. Since 2007, founding partners Claire Pitcher and Steve Blackburn have continued to pursue their innovative strategy and now, under Boardmans new ownership of the Alice Hannah label, the business reflects how suppliers in the UK fashion industry are collaborating like never before.
Claire is a fashion graduate from Kingston University, while Steve has extensive experience in the retail industry. Claire spent many years in fashion working her way up from knitwear designer to Design Director, but always had a dream of starting her own company. She was inspired by her mother who got Claire interested in fashion from an early age.
After a trip to Peru – where Claire was inspired by the rich colours and fabrics – she took the plunge and started a company called Alice Hannah which she named after her mother.
The company’s focus is on accessories but accessories with a difference. Every year their designers start with a blank sheet and create a set of ‘trends’ with their own colour palettes which then provide the inspiration for the clothes and accessories they design.
Every design is unique to Alice Hannah and all are characterised by bold design, full use of colour together with stylish embellishments and ornate trims which add fun, glamour and drama into any wardrobe.