Prints, pastels, patterns, lace, embellishments or all of them at once is what makes Australian Designer Alannah Hill’s style so iconic and recognisable. Not afraid of being bold and making a statement, the designs blends classic 1950’s style and unpredictable combinations like floral and stripes.
With the garments typically featuring jewelled embellishments; the dresses are best described as ‘ready to wear’ and perfect for the time poor woman. Alannah’s designs make it easy to achieve a polished and styled look without the hassle of sourcing/styling complementary jewellery and accessories. Both feminine and fashionable, the designs consciously appeal to busy professional women; moving from work to cocktails.
The collections are non-traditional and appear to have no rhyme or reason, in the sense that there are limited “basics” to mix and match with the “showstoppers”, unlike traditional retailers. This refreshing approach to fashion is a license for women to experiment and create unique combinations. Something to consider especially heading into the Spring racing season, when sourcing inspiration and statement separates for the fashion on the fields competitions.
The black lace dress featured, with intricate high neck detail, cap sleeves and appropriate hemline length, is perfect for the office or occasion. Paired with a black handbag featuring a patent bow and styled with a crop blazer with exposed blue and black cat print lining, makes wearing all black anything but boring.
Fashion should be fun, just walking in store will make you smile before you even enter the dressing rooms.
Find Alannah Hill on Adelaide Street, behind H&M.
Emily Plummer also known as Corporate Catwalker, trademark style is best described as corporate chic, pushing fashion boundaries and blurring lines between work and play attire. In addition to her 9 to 5 job as a Manager at a top tier Accounting firm, Emily works as a stylist, fashion writer, brand ambassador, model and fashion consultant.
Emily wears: Dress, jacket and handbag from Alannah Hill, shoes are Emily’s own.