IN THE PRESS
Founder and CEO of Needle & Thread brand, Hannah Coffin came to fashion business prepared. Her grandmother taught her how to use a needle and thread, and that was the starting point of a long journey resulting in a successful London-based company. Ten years later, the brand continues to gain recognition around the world. Hannah shared her story and future expectations, revealed what a bride wants in 2023, and gave advice on planning a wedding.
For those who love the dreamiest of dresses, bring forth Needle & Thread. Established in 2013 by Hannah Coffin, this London-based designer has built up a reputation for offering show stopping occasionwear, and it’s easy to see why. Trading in ethereal, swoosh-worthy ready-to-wear, the Needle & Thread collection is anchored in gorgeous dresses with lengths varying from flirtatious mini, to ballerina (midi) and ankles skimming gowns, and these sit alongside voluminous skirts, tops, jackets, and knitwear.
The British-based founder and CEO of Needle & Thread talks Bazaar Arabia through a fashion-filled day..
Known for its romantic ranges of ready-to-wear, from embellished gowns to effortless day dresses, Needle & Thread was founded by womenswear designer Hannah Coffin in 2013. The brand has gone on to successfully expand into bridalwear, childrenswear and accessories, as well as launching a timeless daywear offering, including knitwear and loungewear.
You may not know the name Hannah Coffin just yet, but you certainly should, with her stunning ultra-feminine womenswear brand already a household name. She is of course the incredible CEO and founder behind contemporary British fashion brand, Needle & Thread. Known for its intricately embroidered gowns and ethereal occasionwear, Needle & Thread has become a millennial favourite, with celebrities, influencers and even royalty queuing up to get their hands on Hannah’s designs.
Founded in 2013 by Hannah Coffin, Needle & Thread is femininity personified. The brand's designs are created with ruffles, sequins and beaded details, and have even captured the attention of the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton.
The actress wore a primrose gown from Needle & Thread in powder graphite with tulle, tonal embroidery and a decorative satin ribbon bow. The Needle & Thread dress Barrymore wore is currently available on the brand’s website. The label has been worn by Catherine, Princess of Wales, Holly Willoughby and Jennifer Coolidge.
The White Lotus star opted for a mesmerising emerald gown for the occasion and it was designed by one of our favourite labels, Needle & Thread. The 'Alina Sequin Ankle Length’ gown takes inspiration from the 1940s and features scallop sequin detailing, a demure neckline, long sleeves and a voluminous tulle skirt hem.
For something truly romantic, Needle & Thread is a must-try. The brand's signature embellishment and stunning prints will work perfectly for a black tie or abroad wedding.
Coolidge’s emerald gown featured a scoop neckline and was adorned all over in dainty, delicate sequins. The skirt of her gown had slight pleats and under layers of tulle. Her sleeves were unlined, which had a sheer-like affect.
Butterfly Mark-certified fashion label Needle & Thread has just released its Lavender Rose collection as a lead-up to the spring season, made up of pastel hues, delicate ruffles and romantic silhouettes. The brand has always been synonymous with an elegant, feminine aesthetic, which is very in tune with the burgeoning ‘airy styles‘ trend for 2023. But what excites us most about the collection is Needle & Thread’s commitment to using responsibly sourced materials like recycled tulle, upcycled sequins and organic cotton.
Thanks to the brand's vast popularity, Needle & Thread has expanded its offering by vast amounts since inception but the aesthetic and ethos has remained steadfast—that's unashamedly frothy and charming, but sustainably-minded and conscious (they are one of the few fashion brands to have been accredited with The Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury)
The princess’s own outfit, however, outshined even the grand setting. She opted for a £460 Needle and Thread favourite, the sequin-embellished Aurora Ballerina Dress in cherry red.
Kate again wore a scarlet sequined design – specifically, Needle & Thread’s Aurora Ballerina Dress– to be photographed in front of a Christmas tree at the palace. (In keeping with the Princess’s more eco-minded fashion choices recently, the gown is a repeat wear)
The dress is a Needle & Thread number which Kate first wore while she was still known as the Duchess of Cambridge, at an official reception in January 2020.
Ever felt that sense of dread when you’ve been invited to a big, beautiful event but suddenly realise you’ll have to find something fabulous to wear? Or maybe you’re a regular at those kinds of gorgeous forays and relish the chance to dress up. Either way, it’s always nice to have a gown or two in your arsenal to pull out on such occasions.
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The Duchess of Cambridge continues her new year sartorial winning streak – pictured at Buckingham Palace last night in a glittering full length red dress by British brand Needle & Thread.
Needle & Thread's intricate embroidery and beautiful tulle shapes have made it a favourite with bridesmaids who want to wear something special, feminine and modern.
Crafted with layer upon layer of frothy tulle, this dress is inspired by 1930s Hollywood glamour.
For occasion wear that doesn’t cost the earth, Needle & Thread is always top of our list – and their new
‘Wedgewood’ collection is no exception. Expect to find an array of pretty and romantic designs; floaty gowns crafted from layers of tulle make the perfect choice for weddings and events, while prairie-inspired cotton midis are ideal for everyday.
Needle & Thread have long created some of the best affordable wedding dresses, but this new tiered version is next level. Elegant, feminine and balletic, it requires very little accessorising – just a low bun and some simple earrings.
Middleton isn’t regularly seen in mid-range brands, but she makes an exception for Needle & Thread. At Buckingham Palace in 2020, she stepped out in an incredible red beaded number which, naturally, sold out instantly.
Who says a wedding dress has to be about pomp and circumstance? Pinto wore British brand Needle & Thread on her wedding day, and considering that they are best known for their intricate embroidery and romantic silhouettes, it was an appropriate choice. Her white dress had ruffle detail around the cuffs, sleeves, and skirt of the dress, that helped add a little romance and sweetness to her look.
Another perfectly plausible option for eco-conscious shoppers is to buy from a brand that is committed to sustainable practices, andthere are some fantastic options outthere. Needle & Thread leadingtheway - it is now easier than ever to party with a conscience.
Kate Middleton's go-to brand Needle & Thread has created the dreamiest long-sleeved bridal dress. Sure to stand out, the intricate embroidery is inspired by Victorian floral lace, while the crisp white tulle flows into a romantic pink skirt.
The 42-year-old surprised her fans by taking to Instagram late on Sunday to share a series of photos of herself wearing a dazzling mini dress by Needle & Thread. The brand is adored by fashionable women like Duchess Kate and Rebel looked every inch the princess in her fitted tulle frock, embellished with iridescent sequins and gemstones.