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.
When the Princess of Wales wants to embrace the festive spirit, her go-to is Needle & Thread. And good news if you want to get in on the hype, Needle & Thread has already kickstarted its Black Friday sale, offering up to 50% off on selected dresses.
Someone please invite me somewhere fabulous so I get to wear this wonderful Needle & Thread dress. I don't know whether it's the unique beige hue or the cute trim, but it's got my heart.
When it comes to what to wear to a winter wedding, this gown is hard to beat. British clothing brand Needle & Thread make some of the most beautiful bloom print dresses, and this dark-based design ushers in the new season to perfection.
A cut-out dress is the subtle way to show some skin this summer. Whether you’re after brighter colours, floral prints or classic black, we’ve rounded up our favourites.
A dress that Lily Allen of old would have been proud of, this Needle & Thread gown and cardigan combo feels much more prim than her other post-theatre outfits. I'm a fan of her more daring fashion choice especially alongside the soft makeup and delicate jewellery.
Femininity and elegance are at the core of each Needle & Thread dress. The British brand has a stunning collection of embellished, sophisticated evening gowns that are perfect for a formal or black-tie wedding. We love that they have a whole wedding section for wedding guests, mother of the bride, flower girls, and bridesmaids
Needle & Thread's Hattie gown has layer upon layer of beautiful ruffles. It's ankle length and strapless bodice keep it more casual than the average wedding dress.
My decade-long experience working in fashion is most valued by brides-to-be and their mothers when it comes to finding not the wedding dress, but the mother-of-the-bride dress. Needle & Thread dresses have the ability to make you feel so special.
Needle & Thread is a favourite of the Princess of Wales, who chose the red Aurora ballerina gown for her ‘Together at Christmas’ 2022 Westminster Abbey carol service; as well as Princess Beatrice, who was a vision in the Celia gown at the Jordanian royal wedding last week. The magic behind these ultra-feminine designs lies in the overtly textured fabrics, where raised tulle patterns give a frothy feel that take us back to girlhood princess fantasies. Equally, the brand’s unique use of delicate beading and sequins allows creations to softly shimmer and shine – even in the darkest depths of night.
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.
These days, the selection of occasion wear that can accommodate all stages of pregnancy is better than ever. If you have a special day coming up – help is at hand. We’ve put together an edit of bump-friendly dresses to help you stay stylish and comfortable all day.
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.
‘I’ve always adored Needle & Thread fortheir ability to create dresses that are modest without compromising on detail. This one had me asking my husband if we could get re-married so I had an excuse to wear it.Their signature detailinginvolves tulle, embroidery and double stitch ruffles andtheskirt comes fully lined.Thesleeves are unlined andthebodice is partially lined, but it was full length at my ankles.’
‘Needle & Thread has some beautiful options for brides, bridesmaids and wedding guests. It's particularly good if you're onthehunt for a colourful wedding dress – this dreamy ruffled gown is availableinseven different colours and is a real show-stopper.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.