Alannah Hill’s story is one that could have been picked from an old Hollywood movie. At the age of 16 she left Tasmania for Melbourne with six cases full of costumes, her mother’s wedding ring and $30. Some years later she now runs her own fashion brand, Alannah Hill, which is stocked across Australia and New Zealand, and can be found in boutiques in the UK too.
Her clothing draws inspiration from romance, love, sex, girls crying, New York, Tokyo, travel, extravagant hotel rooms, flower shops, chocolate, solace, loneliness, magazines, fear, music and marvellousness. The seasons follow certain trends, such as bold silhouettes, however Alannah gives each piece her own unmistakable touch. The Spring Summer 09 collection dances between territories of the classic and the shamelessly indulgent, and the results are gorgeously romantic.
Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites: