Hannah Marshall is one of my favourite new young designers from London. There is only one word for her eponymous label: FIERCE.
Her angular little black dresses are the James Bond of the LBD world; provocative, body conscious and effortlessly ooze a power that hint at fetish. AW 09 sees Marshall continuing her architecturally influenced tailoring. Not for the fainthearted, Hannah Marshall's severe silhouette is for the femme fatale. Nothing is excessive in this collection, every piece is precisely tailored, every contour and panel a necessity. The pointed shoulders, breastplates and padding can only be described as armour for the modern warrioress.
The super slick neo-goth chic of Ipso Facto have a kindred spirit in Hannah Marshall, and the uber styled trio are recently rarely seen out of their Hannah Marshall threads. In fact, she kitted them out for the vid of their single 'Six and Three Quarters' last year, so they provided the live soundtrack for Hannah's LFW show. Jealous.