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.
Princess Beatrice turned out a true Cinderella moment for the occasion, dazzling in Needle & Thread’s ‘Celia Gown.’ The gown, which currently retails online for £450 (down from £675) features tiers of crystal blue ruffle tulle, long embellished sleeves, delicate button fastenings, sheer panels and ruffle-trimmed hems. Princess Kate is also a fan of the statement frock, owning her own version in radiant red.
Helen wore a sequin gown by one of her go-to brands, Needle & Thread. The dress featured a whole host of incredible, flattering details — including an elegant high neckline, long sleeves and stunning sequin embellishment.
Did you know red is the most universally flattering colour? An ideal choice for your bridesmaid dresses, then. This tulle ankle-length gown is scattered with sequins and comes in sizes 4-18.
Needle & Thread's responsibly made off-shoulder gown is show-stopping enough for your bridal look but could easily be modified so that you can wear it again. Shorten it or even dye it a different colour and watch it become your go-to for event dressing.
Whether you've got a spring wedding or summer wedding, or you're shopping well in advance for an autumn wedding guest dress/winter wedding guest dress, we've rounded up the best plus-size wedding guest dresses, whatever your size, shape and budget. And they're far beyond the usual black dresses you have in your wardrobe.
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If you're a bride who is searching for an exquisite gown featuring eye-catching sparkle or voluminous cascading ruffles, then Needle & Thread is the perfect match for your bold aesthetic. In its online wedding shop, you'll find gowns embroidered with beads and sequins galore, dramatic silhouettes, and feminine floral prints.
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.
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.
Crafted with layer upon layer of frothy tulle, this dress is inspired by 1930s Hollywood glamour.
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.
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.
The 46-year-old donned an incredible gown by high end brand Needle & Thread and is known as the 'Maybelle Sequin Gown'.The website says of the style, "This statement gown is decorated with intricate, scattered sequins creating the perfect all-over shimmer. Beautifully adorned with delicate tulle frills for a romantic finish. Developed with layers of frothy tulle to create a voluminous silhouette for breath-taking movement." Stunning!
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.
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.